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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby JSGandora » August 4th, 2012, 5:40 pm

On the Remote Wiki page, it lists SeaWiFS as another EOS satellite:
Other EOS Satellites

Landsat: A series of 7 satellites using multiple spectral bands. Only two are operational today (Landsat 7 and Landsat 5). These are generally the most commonly tested satellites, as well as those using the ASTER sensor. The name Landsat is a mixture of the two words "land" and "satellite".
SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide-Field-of View Sensor): Eight spectral bands of very narrow wavelength ranges, monitors ocean primary production and phytoplankton processes, ocean influences on climate processes (heat storage and aerosol formation), and monitors the cycles of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.
Terra: Provides global data on the atmosphere, land, and water. Its scientific focus includes atmospheric composition, biogeochemistry, climate change and variability, and the water and energy cycle.
However, according to wikipeda, SeaWiFS is a sensor on the OrbView-2/SeaStar satellite. Is SeaWiFS just another name commonly used to refer to SeaStar? Or is the Remote Wiki page just incorrect?

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby TheGenius » August 4th, 2012, 7:09 pm

On the Remote Wiki page, it lists SeaWiFS as another EOS satellite:
Other EOS Satellites

Landsat: A series of 7 satellites using multiple spectral bands. Only two are operational today (Landsat 7 and Landsat 5). These are generally the most commonly tested satellites, as well as those using the ASTER sensor. The name Landsat is a mixture of the two words "land" and "satellite".
SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide-Field-of View Sensor): Eight spectral bands of very narrow wavelength ranges, monitors ocean primary production and phytoplankton processes, ocean influences on climate processes (heat storage and aerosol formation), and monitors the cycles of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.
Terra: Provides global data on the atmosphere, land, and water. Its scientific focus includes atmospheric composition, biogeochemistry, climate change and variability, and the water and energy cycle.
However, according to wikipeda, SeaWiFS is a sensor on the OrbView-2/SeaStar satellite. Is SeaWiFS just another name commonly used to refer to SeaStar? Or is the Remote Wiki page just incorrect?
The Wiki would be incorrect, I believe. As it says, it's a sensor, so wouldn't really belong in a list of satellites.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby L42 » August 6th, 2012, 6:50 am

Satellites are often referred to by their main sensor. This is one example of that. Technically though, TheGenius is correct.
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