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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VIS-NIR -
Full Name Multi-spectral Optical Camera - Visible & Near Infrared Status Approved
Instrument Agencies CONAE, AEB Maturity
Instrument Type Ocean colour instruments Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean Colour - Open ocean, coastal & in-land waters.
Resolution Summary 200m - 800 m
[Best Resolution: 200m]
Swath Summary 1495 km
[Max Swath: 1495 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Visible & Near Infrared, 11 bands: 412 - 443 - 490 - 510 - 555 - 620 - 665 - 680 - 710 – 750 - 865 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectancePhotosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration
Ocean suspended sediment concentration
Radiation budgetDiffuse attenuation coefficient (DAC)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SAC-E/SABIA_MAR-1 - Misión Satelital Argentina Brasileña para Información del Ambiente Marino (2022 - 2027)
SAC-E/SABIA_MAR-2 - Misión Satelital Argentina Brasileña para Información del Ambiente Marino (2023 - 2028)
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