CEOS Instrument: Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite




Instrument:VIIRS
Agencies: NOAA [Primary]
 NASA
Missions: NPOESS-2
 NPOESS-1
 NPOESS-3
 NPOESS-4
 NPOESS-5
 NPOESS-6
 NPP
 JPSS-1
 JPSS-2
 DWSS
Status:Operational
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Global observations of land, ocean, and atmosphere parameters: cloud/weather imagery, sea-surface temperature, ocean colour, land surface vegetation indices
Spatial Resolution: 400 m - 1.6 km
Swath Width: 3000 km
Wavebands: VIS - TIR: 0.4 - 12.5 ?m (22 channels)
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