Seasat Visible and Infrared Radiometer

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Science  29 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4400, pp. 1421-1424
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4400.1421


Visual and infrared images produced by the Seasat visible and infrared radiometer (VIRR) are adequate for the identification of cloud, land, and water features. A statistical comparison of VIRR-derived sea-surface temperatures in a cloud-free region with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analysis based on various surface measurements taken in the same region showed agreement to ± 1.7°K root-mean-square.