THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - CIRC -
Full Name Compact InfraRed Camera Status Operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Other Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GeoTIFF
Measurements and Applications Active fire detection. Land surface temperature. CIRC on ISS is a sub-payload of the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET).
Resolution Summary 130m
[Best Resolution: 130m]
Swath Summary 128 km
[Max Swath: 128 km]
Accuracy Summary 0.2 K@300 K
Waveband Summary TIR: 8 - 12 µm
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Active Fire Detection 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
ISS/JEM - International Space Station/Japanese Experiment Mo (2009 - 2011)
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