CEOS Instrument: Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner

Agency: JAXA
Mission: ADEOS
Status:No longer operational
Type:Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer
Description:OCTS is an optical radiometer to achieve highly sensitive spectral measurement with 12 bands covering visible and thermal infrared region. In the visible and near-infrared bands, the ocean conditions are observed by taking advantage of spectral reflectance of the dissolved substances in the water and phytoplankton.
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: VIS (~0.40 ?m - ~0.75 ?m)
Technology: Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer
Description: Used when the number of channels is high and they are too close to be separated by dichroics and filters. The instrument spreads the radiation beam by means of a spectrometer, but thereafter only a limited number of channels is selected, that generally is re-programmable. Channels bandwidths 1-3 %, spatial resolution typically 0.5-5 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

Measurement List:

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