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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - 3MI -
Full Name Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format net-CDF4
Measurements and Applications Measure aerosol parameters, air quality index, surface albedo, cloud information
Resolution Summary 4km
Swath Summary 2200x2200 km for the VNIR channels 2200 x 1100 km for the SWIR channels
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS-SWIR: 12 channels between 0.41 µm to 2.1 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Albedo and reflectanceFractionally absorbed PAR (FPAR) 
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2021 - 2029)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2028 - 2035)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2035 - 2042)
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