THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - RBI -
Full Name Radiation Budget Instrument Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Broad-band radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format CCSDS packets
Measurements and Applications Long term measurement of the Earth's radiation budget and atmospheric radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the surface; provision of an accurate and self-consistent cloud and radiation database.
Resolution Summary 38 km
Swath Summary Limb to Limb
Accuracy Summary 0.5%, 1%, 0.5% (respectively for the 3 channels)
Waveband Summary 3 channels: 0.3-100 µm, 0.3 - 5µm, 5- 50 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) short-wave radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Downwelling (Incoming) short-wave radiation at the Earth surface 
Downwelling (Incoming) long-wave radiation at the Earth surface 
Upwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at Earth surface 
Long-wave Earth surface emissivity 
Instrument Missions
JPSS-2 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 2 (2021 - 2028)
JPSS-3 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 3 (Polar Follow-on) (2026 - 2033)
JPSS-4 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 4 (Polar Follow-0n) (2031 - 2038)
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