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ASTER Instrument Characteristics

Characteristic VNIR SWIR TIR
Spectral Range Band 1: 0.52 - 0.60 Ám
Nadir looking
Band 4: 1.600 - 1.700 Ám Band 10: 8.125 - 8.475 Ám
Band 2: 0.63 - 0.69 Ám
Nadir looking
Band 5: 2.145 - 2.185 Ám Band 11: 8.475 - 8.825 Ám
Band 3: 0.76 - 0.86 Ám
Nadir looking
Band 6: 2.185 - 2.225 Ám Band 12: 8.925 - 9.275 Ám
Band 3: 0.76 - 0.86 Ám
Backward looking
Band 7: 2.235 - 2.285 Ám Band 13: 10.25 - 10.95 Ám
Band 8: 2.295 - 2.365 Ám Band 14: 10.95 - 11.65 Ám
Band 9: 2.360 - 2.430 Ám
Ground Resolution 15 m 30m 90m
Data Rate (Mbits/sec) 62 23 4.2
Cross-track Pointing (deg.) ▒24 ▒8.55 ▒8.55
Cross-track Pointing (km) ▒318 ▒116 ▒116
Swath Width (km) 60 60 60
Detector Type Si PtSi-Si HgCdTe
Quantization (bits) 8 8 12
System Response Function VNIR Chart SWIR Chart TIR Chart
VNIR Data SWIR Data TIR Data
ASTER bands superimposed on model atmosphere

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FIRST GOV
CL 97-1376
26,614 hits since 09/17/99.
Updated: 9/10/2002 1:48:30 PM
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Questions? Comments? Contact:
Howard L Tan

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