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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OPS (Pan, Multi) -
Full Name Wide-swath and high-resolution optical imager (Pan, Multi) Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format GeoTIFF
Measurements and Applications Disaster monitoring, map generation, land monitoring, agricultural monitoring, natural resource exploration, forest monitoring.
Resolution Summary Pan: 0.8 m, Multi: 3.2 m at nadir
Swath Summary 70 km at nadir
[Max Swath: 70 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Pan: 520-760 nm Multi: Band 1: 400-450 nm (Coastal) Band 2: 450-500 (Blue) Band 3: 520-600 (Green) Band 4: 610-690 (Red) Band 5: 690-740 (RedEdge) Band 6: 760-890 (NIR)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud cover
Cloud top height
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire fractional cover
Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Ocean colour/biologyColor dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI)
Leaf Area Index (LAI)
Vegetation type
Land cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land cover click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Leaf Area Index (LAI) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ALOS-3 - Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3 (2022 - 2029)
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