CEOS Instrument: METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager

Agencies: EUMETSAT [Primary]
Missions: Meteosat-5
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Measures cloud cover, motion, height, upper tropospheric humidity and sea surface temperature
Spatial Resolution: Visible: 2.5 km, Water vapour: 5 km (after processing), TIR: 5 km
Swath Width: Full Earth disk in all three channels, every 30 minutes
Wavebands: VIS - NIR: 0.5 - 0.9 ?m, TIR: 5.7 - 7.1 ?m (water vapour), 10.5 - 12.5 ?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