Short Name:
hs3shis

Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) V1

The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) measures emitted thermal radiances that are used to obtain temperature and water vapor profiles of the Earth's atmosphere in clear-sky conditions. Due to the S-HIS scanning capability, the instrument provides 2 km resolution (at nadir) across a 40 km wide ground swath when flown at an altitude of 20 km onboard the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. S-HIS data were collected during the 5-week HS3 field campaign study periods in the 2012 to 2014 Atlantic hurricane seasons.

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