MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS)

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The MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) instrument.

DC-8 contrail as seen by MAS instrument as ER-2 flys over

The MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) is a multispectral scanner configured to approximate the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS), an instrument to be orbited on the NASA EOS-AM1 platform. MODIS is designed to measure terrestrial and atmospheric processes. The MAS was a joint project of Daedalus Enterprises, Berkeley Camera Engineering, and Ames Research Center. The MODIS Airborne Simulator records fifty spectral bands.

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Jeffrey Myers (POC; Mgr), Steve Platnick (PI), Anthony Guillory (Prev PI), Robert E. Holz (Co-I), Kerry G. Meyer (Co-I)