MODIS vs. AVHRR

MODIS vs. AVHRR
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    Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

MODIS extends the heritage of its predecessor, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). Yet, MODIS improves upon the performance of AVHRR by providing both higher spatial resolution and greater spectral resolution, enabling more detailed analyses of the Earth system. This animation shows a comparison of images acquired by both sensors (MODIS on the right) over the Chesapeake Bay.

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  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS

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