1. NOAA
  2. SeaWiFS
  3. FengYun
  4. MODIS

NOAA Satellites, AVHRR Scanner

These calibration files are in text format and are suitable for use with Dundee Satellite Systems' projcal software and n1b software.

SST configuration file for NOAA satellites

Instrument identification file for NOAA and MetOp satellites

See Also: full details in the table of polar-orbiting satellites.


SeaStar / OrbView-2 Satellite, SeaWiFS Scanner

These calibration files are in binary HDF format and are suitable for use with Dundee Satellite Receiving Station's swx software and NASA's SeaDAS software.


FY-1C Calibration

Sorry, this satellite was destroyed by a ground-to-space weapon test.

For calibration details please see the calibration parameters on the NSMC web site.

Only the visible channels of FY-1C have been calibrated; the values are given below. Thermal channels, have not been published. Note that the scanner on FY-1C is no longer operational.

Channel 1 2 6 7 8 9 10
Gain 9.385068e-02 9.444013e-02 8.823577e-02 5.175893e-02 5.199454e-02 5.140914e-02 9.621714e-02
Intercept -5.810457e-01 -6.586441e-01 -7.790230e-01 -2.831052e-01 -3.228278e-01 -2.619047e-01 -7.173655e-01

FY-1D Calibration

For details please see the FY1D document on the NSMC web site.

Only the visible channels of FY-1C have been calibrated; the values are given below. Thermal channels, have not been published.

Channel 1 2 6 7 8 9 10
Gain 8.930e-02 9.980e-02 8.310e-02 4.230e-02 6.310e-02 8.170e-02 8.920e-02
Intercept -1.0719 -1.1972 -2.4113 -0.5498 -0.7570 -1.0624 -1.2486

FY-3A Calibration

No details available yet.


MODIS Calibration

For MODIS-PFM (Terra) please see the FTP site ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODIST/CAL/

For MODIS-FM1 (Aqua) please see the FTP site ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODISA/CAL/

The Leap-Second file leapsec.dat can be downloaded from the FTP site ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/COMMON/leapsec.dat

The UTC-Pole file utcpole.dat can be downloaded from the FTP site ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/COMMON/utcpole.dat


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