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High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) The term 'High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS)' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' Instrument carried by NOAA polar-orbiting satellites that detects and measures energy emitted by the atmosphere to construct a vertical temperature profile from the Earth's surface to an altitude of about 40 km. Measurements are made in 20 spectral regions in the infrared band'.
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