CEOS Instrument: Multi-Spectral Imager (EarthCARE)




Instrument:MSI (EarthCARE)
Agency: ESA
Mission: EarthCARE
Status:Approved
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:Observation of cloud properties and aerosol (aerosols to be confirmed)
Spatial Resolution: 500 x 500 m
Swath Width: 150 km swatch with, asymmetrically; 35 km to 115 km versus nadir point
Wavebands: VIS - NIR: Band1: VIS, 670 nm, Band2: NIR, 865 nm, Band3: SWIR-1, 1.67 ?m, Band4: SWIR-2, 2.21 ?m, Thermal Infrared: Band5: 8.8 ?m, Band6: 10.8?m, Band7: 12.0 ?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