CEOS Instrument: Visible Infra-red Scanner




Instrument:VIRS
Agency: NASA
Mission: TRMM
Status:Operational
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Data to be used in conjunction with data from CERES instrument to determine cloud radiation. Will enable 'calibration' of precipitation indices derived from other satellite sources
Spatial Resolution: 2 km at nadir
Swath Width: 720 km
Wavebands: VIS: 0.63 ?m, SWIR - MWIR: 1.6 ?m and 3.75 ?m, TIR: 10.8 ?m and 12 ?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