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Diner, D.J. (2001). Imagery and initial results from the Terra Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR). Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV. 4169, 9 - 16.

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument was launched into polar orbit aboard the Terra spacecraft in December 1999, and collection of Earth imagery began in February 2000. MISR contains nine cameras pointed at fixed along-track directions, and acquires images with view angles at the Earth's surface ranging from 70.5 degrees forward of nadir to 70.5 degrees aftward. Each camera contains four CCD line arrays filtered to blue, green, red, and near-infrared wavelengths. Spatial sampling ranging from 275 m to 1.1 km is obtained over a 400-km swath width. Each area observed by MISR is imaged at all nine angles within a seven-minute period. MISR provides a unique approach to characterizing atmospheric aerosols, the surface, and clouds. This paper provides examples of MISR products derived from imagery acquired during the first six months of data collection

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