Coastal zone color scanner

From Glossary of Meteorology



Coastal Zone Color Scanner

(Abbreviated CZCS.) A scanning radiometer with six channels flown on ''Nimbus'' 7 (launched October 1978) designed to monitor ocean color and phytoplankton production in coastal areas.

Four channels are in the visible part of the spectrum, one in the near-infrared, and one in the thermal infrared.


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