CEOS Instrument: Imager

Agency: NOAA
Missions: GOES-10
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Measures cloud cover, atmospheric radiance, winds, atmospheric stability, rainfall estimates. Used to provide severe storm warnings/ monitoring day and night (type, amount, storm features)
Spatial Resolution: 10 km
Swath Width: Full Earth disk
Wavebands: GOES 8 - 11: VIS: 1 channel (8 detectors), IR: 4 channels: 3.9 ?m, 6.7 ?m, 10.7 ?m and 12 ?m, GOES 12 - Q: VIS: 1 channel (8 detectors), IR: 4 channels: 3.9 ?m, 6.7 ?m, 10.7 ?m and 13.3 ?m
Technology: Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description: Instrument designed to address more objectives by appropriate blending of the characteristics of spectral coverage and resolution, spatial resolution, radiometric accuracy, etc.. Spectral coverage in bands of Vis, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and TIR (0.4-15 Ám). Number of channels from a few to a few tens, separated by dichroics and filters. Channel bandwidths around 10 %. Spatial resolution typically 30m-3 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18