Sentinel-3A feels the heat

#Sentinel, #Mers & Oceans

Publié le 15 avril 2016

Despite only being in orbit a matter of weeks, Sentinel-3A has already delivered some impressive first images. With the thermal-infrared channels now turned on, the satellite completes its set of firsts with a view of ocean features off the coast of Namibia.

Thermal Signature of Namibian Coastline
Source: ESA Observing the Earth

Arguably the most comprehensive of all the Copernicus Sentinel missions, Sentinel-3A carries a suite of state-of-the-art instruments to systematically measure the temperature of Earth's oceans, land, ice and atmosphere.

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