HIRS A Spot

HIRS

HIRS A Spot
HIRS A Spot

The High-resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS/4) provides calibrated vertical profiles of temperature and humidity; information on cloud cover, cloud top height, cloud top temperature and cloud phase, as well as surface albedo.

Last Updated

20 November 2020

Published on

27 May 2020

What is HIRS?

HIRS is a 20-channel infrared scanning radiometer that performs operational atmospheric sounding.

HIRS uses CO2 absorption bands for temperature sounding (CO2 is uniformly mixed in the atmosphere). HIRS also measures water vapour, ozone, N2O and cloud and surface temperatures.

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