CEOS Instrument: Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer

Agencies: ESA [Primary]
Missions: Sentinel-3 A
 Sentinel-3 B
 Sentinel-3 C
Type:Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer
Description:Marine and land services
Spatial Resolution: 500 m (VNIR/SWIR), 1 km (TIR)
Swath Width: 1675 km (near-nadir view), 750km (backward view)
Wavebands: 9 bands in VNIR/SWIR/TIR
Technology: Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer
Description: Imaging Vis/IR radiometer that addresses parameters observable by exploiting different viewing conditions (e.g., to convert radiances into irradiances), different polarisations (to reconstruct the electric field, i.e. the Stokes vector) and more channels (to collect more spectral signatures). A variety of configurations are possible. Multi-polarisation and multi-directionality are appropriate for short wavelengths. Channels bandwidths 2-5 %, spatial resolution typically 0.5-5 km. Applicable only in LEO.

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