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An Example Polar-orbiting Satellite with AVHRR

An example polar-orbiting satellite with AVHRR.
Credit: NASA. Download this image (JPG, 82.6 KB).
[03-Jan-07] The first Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) capable of studying aerosols and clouds was launched in the 1980s. Since then, AVHRR has been included on a long series of polar-orbiting satellites, such as this example operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).