Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

Peter J Minnett, R. H. Evans, E. J. Kearns, O. B. Brown

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Abstract

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Earth Observing System satellites Terra and Aqua include infrared bands that are designed for the accurate measurement of sea-surface temperature (SST). In addition to the conventional 'split-window' bands in the 10-12 μm atmospheric window (similar in spectral properties to the corresponding channels of the heritage instrument, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)) the MODIS also has three bands in the 3.5 to 4.2 μm interval for SST measurement. Here we present a validation of the MODIS SSTs, derived from the conventional measurements at the 10-12 μm window, by comparison with radiometrically-derived skin temperatures from ships, and with bulk measurements from buoys. These show the MODIS SSTs are comparable in accuracy to the AVHRR Pathfinder SST fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Pages1177-1179
Number of pages3
Volume2
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002) - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jun 24 2002Jun 28 2002

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Other2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002)
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ont.
Period6/24/026/28/02

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MODIS
sea surface temperature
Imaging techniques
Advanced very high resolution radiometers (AVHRR)
AVHRR
Buoys
Temperature
Surface measurement
Aqua (satellite)
split window
Terra (satellite)
Temperature measurement
NASA
EOS
Skin
Ships
Temperature distribution
Earth (planet)
Satellites
Infrared radiation

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  • Geology

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Minnett, P. J., Evans, R. H., Kearns, E. J., & Brown, O. B. (2002). Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 2, pp. 1177-1179)

Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). / Minnett, Peter J; Evans, R. H.; Kearns, E. J.; Brown, O. B.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 2002. p. 1177-1179.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Minnett, PJ, Evans, RH, Kearns, EJ & Brown, OB 2002, Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 2, pp. 1177-1179, 2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002), Toronto, Ont., Canada, 6/24/02.
Minnett PJ, Evans RH, Kearns EJ, Brown OB. Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2. 2002. p. 1177-1179
Minnett, Peter J ; Evans, R. H. ; Kearns, E. J. ; Brown, O. B. / Sea-surface temperature measured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 2002. pp. 1177-1179
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