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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VISSR (FY-2) -
Full Name Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (3 channels) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery 
Cloud type 
Cloud cover 
Cloud top temperature 
Instrument Missions
FY-2A - FY-2A Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (1997 - 2000)
FY-2B - FY-2B Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2000 - 2003)
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