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The High-resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRs) is a passive infrared radiometer with 20 channels measuring in the infrared and visible.
|HIRS pre-Beta||0.7||Product user guide – HIRS FCDR release 0.1|
HIRS is a scanning radiometer. It scans the Earth in 56 Earth views per scan line. At each view, it stops to rapidly scan 20 channels by rotating a filter wheel, through which the radiation falls on any of three detectors. The channel suite consists of twelve longwave channels using a HgCdTe detector (6.52—14.95 μm), seven shortwave channels with a InSb detector (3.76—4.57 μm), and one visible channel. An overview of the channels is given later.
HIRS pre-Beta is aveilable via CEDA more details to follow.
List of sensors:
HIRS/2, HIRS/3, HIRS/4 (satellites NOAA-6, -7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12, -13, -14, -15, – 16, -17, -18, -19, METOP-A, -B)
L1B from NOAA CLASS