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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 Open 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
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (column/profile)
Albedo and reflectanceFraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2023 - 2031)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2030 - 2038)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2037 - 2045)
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