Ceres Scanning Swath

Ceres Scanning Swath
  • Credit:

    Reto Stockli, NASA GSFC

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) will measure the Earth's energy balance–comparing the amount of energy from the sun that reaches the Earth's surface vs. the amount of heat energy emitted by the Earth and its atmosphere. This animation shows the pattern of CERES' scanning mirrors (there are two instruments on Terra).

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  • Data Date:

    December 18, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    December 18, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - CERES
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration