PI Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
Participant National Observatory of Athens

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) is an instrument on board the NASA’s Earth Observing System Terra satellite since 1999. MISR was designed for observations of climate relevant parameters and of episodes of atmospheric pollution and started operating in February 2000. TERRA satellite makes a complete turn of the Earth in 16 days. Terra’s orbit around the Earth passes from north to south and crosses the equator in the morning.  Multi-angle imaging enables the analysis of cloud, smoke plume and also the height of aerosols, using stereo-scopic methods. The MISR instrument includes nine cameras operating in the four channels of electromagnetic spectrum. The cameras observe the Earth’s atmosphere from different angles and images are taken from the forward-looking (f), the aft-looking (a), as well as from nadir. The position of the cameras between -70o and +70o are Df: 70.5o, Cf: 60.0o, Bf: 45.6 o, Af: 26.1o, An: 0.0o, Aa: 26.1o, Ba: 45.6o, Ca: 60.0o, Da: 70.5o. The swap of nine’s cameras is estimated at 380 km.

Recent measurements

Measurement Start time Duration
MISR June 30, 2014, midnight 1 day
MISR June 28, 2014, midnight 1 day
MISR June 23, 2014, midnight 1 day
MISR June 21, 2014, midnight 1 day
MISR June 19, 2014, midnight 1 day

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CHARADMexp campaign is funded by the European Space Agency.

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CHARADMexp is supported by the BEYOND Centre of Excellence, in the frame of the satellite cal/val activities performed by the Centre. LIVAS climatology as well as the smoke dispersion and dust services provided by BEYOND will be validated through the CHARADMexp campaign.

ACTRIS provides support to CHARADMexp participants by offering access to the Finokalia research facilities through the Transnational Access activity of the Network.