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AVHRR Band Wavelengths

This table indicates the wavelength (in micrometers) for each AVHRR channel.



Channel  Spectral Region    NOAA-6,8,10     NOAA-7,9,11,12,14  IFOV

   1     Visible            0.58 - 0.68     0.58 - 0.68        1.39
   2     Near infrared      0.73 - 1.10     0.73 - 1.10        1.41
   3     Infrared           3.55 - 3.93     3.55 - 3.93        1.51
   4     Thermal infrared   10.50 - 11.50   10.30 - 11.30      1.41
   5     Band 4 repeated    11.50 - 12.50   1.30


The table is adapted from:

Fetterer et al. 1993. Data set of Arctic AVHRR imagery for the study of leads. Annals of Glaciology. 17:398-404.

Steffen et al. 1993. Snow and ice applications of AVHRR in polar regions: report of a workshop held in Boulder, Colorado, 20 May 1992. Annals of Glaciology. 17:1-16.

IFOV - instantaneous field of view