CEOS Instrument: Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-5)

Instrument:VISSR (GMS-5)
Agencies: JAXA [Primary]
Mission: GMS-5
Status:No longer operational
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Data used for cloud type and motion detection wind. Also measures sea surface temperature and atmospheric water vapour
Spatial Resolution: Visible: 1.25 km, TIR: 5 km
Swath Width: Full Earth disk in all channels, every 1 hour
Wavebands: VIS: 0.55 - 0.9 ?m, TIR: 6.5 - 7 ?m, 10.5 - 11.5 ?m, 11.5 - 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