Aims and objectives
The primary objectives of the ATSR-1 and -2 missions were:
- the collection of a high-quality record of spatially-averaged SST data at 30 arc-min and 10 arc-min resolutions.
- the collection of well calibrated infrared brightness temperature and visible reflectance images of the Earth's surface at the full instrument resolution (nominally 1km) for use by oceanographers and other scientists
- to provide new information about clouds and aerosols in the atmosphere