THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - BTVK -
Full Name Scanning television radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ROSHYDROMET Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry
Instrument Technology Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Images of cloud cover, Earth's surface and snow and ice fields.
Resolution Summary VIS: 1.5 km, TIR: 8 km
Swath Summary Full Earth disk
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.4 - 0.7 µm, TIR: 10.5 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
Cloud cover 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice thickness 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Instrument Missions
GOMS/Electro N1 - Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite - 1 (1994 - 1998)
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