MISR's Science Objectives

MISR's Science Objectives
  • Credit:

    Susan Gonnelli, NASA TV GSFC

With its nine different look angles, MISR is uniquely capable of observing cloud and aerosol plume structures in the atmosphere three-dimensionally, as well as measuring the relative heights and types of clouds. Its stereoscopic measurement abilities enable MISR to observe the amount of sunlight that is reflected at various angles. MISR will also help scientists trace smoke and aerosol plumes back to their sources.

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  • Data Date:

    December 7, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    December 7, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MISR


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