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Instrument: SEAWIFS : Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor
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Associated Platforms
SEASTAR

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Number Channels: 6 channels
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.4 - 0.7 micrometers
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Description
The SeaWiFS instrument has scanning mechanisms to
drive an off-axis folded telescope and a rotating halfangle
mirror. Incoming scene radiation is collected
by the folded telescope and reflected onto the rotating
half-angle mirror. The collected radiation is then relayed
through dichroic beam splitters to separate the radiation
into four wavelength intervals each wavelength interval
encompassing two of the eight SeaWiFS spectral bands.
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Online Resources
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Start Date: 1997-09-01
Instrument Owner: USA/NASA

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