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Table 2. Experimental Instrumentation on-board
Nimbus satellites

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Listed below are the various Nimbus instrumentation for imaging, sounding, and other studies in different spectral regions.

Visible Imagery

Acronyms Instruments Satellites
AVCS Advanced Vidicon Camera System Nimbus 1 and 2
IDCS Image Dissector Camera System Nimbus 3 and 4

Infrared Imaging

Acronyms Instruments Satellites
HRIR High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Nimbus 1, 2, and 3
MRIR Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer Nimbus 2 and 3
THIR Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer Nimbus 4 through 7

Microwave Imaging

Acronyms Instruments Satellites
ESMR Electronic Scanning Microwave Radiometer Nimbus 5 and 6
SMMR Scanning Multispectral Microwave Radiometer Nimbus 7


Acronyms Instruments Satellites
HIRS High Resolution Infrared Sounder Nimbus 6
IRIS Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer Nimbus 3 and 4
LIMS Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere Nimbus 7
LRIR Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer Nimbus 6
NEMS Nimbus E Microwave Spectrometer Nimbus 5
PMR Pressure Modulated Radiometer Nimbus 6
SAMS Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder Nimbus 7
SCAMS Scanning Microwave Spectrometer Nimbus 6
SCR Selective Chopper Radiometer Nimbus 4 and 5
SIRS Satellite Infrared Spectrometer Nimbus 3 and 4


Acronyms Instruments Satellites
BUV Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer Nimbus 4
CZCS Costal Zone Color Scanner Nimbus 7
ERB Earth Radiation Budget Nimbus 6 and 7
SAMII Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement-II Nimbus 7
SCMR Surface Composition Mapping Radiometer Nimbus 5
SBUV/TOMS Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet/Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer Nimbus 7
TWERLE Tropical Wind Energy Conversion and Reference Level Experiment Nimbus 6

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