THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - EPIC -
Full Name Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Diurnal measurements of ozone, UV surface radiation, clouds and aerosols.
Resolution Summary 25-35 km
[Best Resolution: 25000m]
Swath Summary Whole Earth
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 317 - 799 nm in 10 channels
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (LT, HT, HS&M)1 [%]
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud cover 
OzoneOzone profile 
Instrument Missions
DSCOVR - Deep Space Climate Observatory (2015 - 2020)
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