IntroductionThe National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer (NAST-I) instrument is a scanning interferometer which measures emitted thermal radiation at high spectral resolution between 3.3 and 18 microns (specifications). The measured emitted radiance is used to obtain temperature and water vapor profiles of the Earth's atmosphere. NAST-I produces sounding data with 2 kilometer resolution (at nadir) across a 40 kilometer ground swath from a nominal altitude of 20 kilometers onboard a NASA ER-2 aircraft or similar coverage from the PROTEUS aircraft.
- netCDF Operators Homepage
- UNIDATA page on netCDF data format
- Matlab data visualization software (David Tobin, UW). Requires installation
of Matlab NetCDF utilities.
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Algorithms using NAST-I data are being developed to retrieve remotely sensed
temperature and water vapor profiles, sea surface skin temperature, land surface
temperature and emissivity, cloud top temperature and emissivity, and trace
gas total column amounts.
- CAMEX Mission Viewer
- WINTEX Misson Viewer
- CAMEX-3 Homepage
- Wisconsin CAMEX-3 Andros Homepage