Enhanced ionosphere-magnetosphere data from the DMSP satellites
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 66, Issue 26, pages 513–514, 25 June 1985
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1985), Enhanced ionosphere-magnetosphere data from the DMSP satellites, Eos Trans. AGU, 66(26), 513–514, doi:10.1029/EO066i026p00513., , and (
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
The satellites of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) are a series of low-altitude (835 km) polar-orbiting satellites. Their primary purpose is to observe the tropospheric weather with a high-resolution (2.8 km) white light and infrared imaging system. The images of clouds, city lights, and auroras produced in the white light band by the Operational Linescan System (OLS) are well known. For example, Croft  has shown several examples of nighttime images of city lights, oil field fires, auroras (northern or southern lights) and other nocturnal light sources.