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moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer

A high resolution spectroradiometer aboard the Terra and Aqua spacecraft designed to gather spectral data in 36 bands in order to increase the understanding of global environmental dynamics and processes. Launched in 1999.
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  • MODIS (moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer)
  • moderate resolution imaging spectrometer
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