Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) Global Mapped Quasi-Analytical Algorithm (QAA) DataEntry ID: MERIS_L3m_QAA_2012
Abstract: MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) is a programmable, medium-spectral
resolution, imaging spectrometer operating in the solar reflective spectral range.
Fifteen spectral bands can be selected by ground command. The instrument scans the
Earth's surface by the so called "push-broom" method. Linear CCD arrays provide spatial
sampling in the across-track direction, while the satellite's motion provides scanning
in the along-track direction.
MERIS is designed so that it can acquire data over the Earth whenever illumination
conditions are suitable. The instrument's 68.5-degree field-of-view around nadir covers a
swath width of 1150 km. This wide field of view is shared between five identical
optical modules arranged in a fan shape configuration.
Data Set Citation
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/Envisat/MERIS/L3M/QAA/2012
Start Date: 2002-03-21Stop Date: 2012-05-09
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: netCDF4
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-10-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-19