The SABER Instrument Aboard the TIMED Satellite . Hampton University Interdisciplinary Sciences Center Dianne Q. Robinson, Barbara H. Maggi, Aileen M. Seshun, and Sherrye Pollard March 2003. Hampton University’s SABER Education & Public Outreach.
Hampton UniversityInterdisciplinary Sciences CenterDianne Q. Robinson, Barbara H. Maggi, Aileen M. Seshun, and Sherrye Pollard March 2003
TIMED: ThermosphereIonosphereMesophere Energetics & Dynamics
SABER:Sounding of the Atmosphere UsingBroadband Emission Radiometry
* There are fewer molecules in the MLTI, affecting how the atmosphere radiates & absorbs heat. This includes fewer aerosols.
TIMED is the satellite which will study the variability of the Mesosphere & Lower Thermosphere/Ionosphere region (MLTI).
SABER is one of the four instruments on board the TIMED spacecraft.
Types of Measurements:
When sunlight comes into contact with chemically active molecules, the atmosphere emits energy through photochemical processes known as airglow. Red = high airglow emission / Blue = low airglow emission. (http://oea.larc.nasa.gov/PAIS.SABER.html)
April 18, 2002
NO (110 km)
NO (110 km)TIMED Watches Earth's Response to Strong Solar Storms in April 2002
High values (yellow & red)
Low values (green & blue)
Photo Credits Attributed to NASA / Hampton University(http://www.timed.jhuapl.edu/TIMED_Data/saber_data.html March 2002)
SABER’s observations will:
Chart by R. Bradley PierceNASA LaRC
SABER will also provide the first measurements of ozone during the day & at night in the MLTI region.
FirstKey Gases (continued)
* Schools, universities; educators, & students
TIMEDTeacher’s Lesson Plan
High School Activity - 'Exothermic & Endothermic Chemical Reactions of Hot & Cold Materials (developed at Perquimans’ County High School, Hertford, NC) Are you looking for a new way to teach your students about remote sensing? Our website will show you how to use a cola can to build a remote sensing tool that demonstrates the science behind the SABER instrument riding on the TIMED satellite.