THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format native
Measurements and Applications Measurements of cloud cover, cloud top height, precipitation, cloud motion, vegetation, radiation fluxes, convection, air mass analysis, cirrus cloud discrimination, tropopause monitoring, stability monitoring, total ozone and sea surface temperature.
Resolution Summary HRV=1 km, All other channels=3 km (spatial sampling distance at SSP)
[Best Resolution: 1000m]
Swath Summary 9 km swath scanning E-W, moving up S-N a swath width at the end of each swath. Full Disc Coverage (FDC) or Local Area Coverage (LAC) possible.
[Max Swath: 9 km]
Accuracy Summary Cloud cover: 10%, Cloud top height: 1 km, Cloud top temperature: 1 K, Cloud type: 8 classes, Surface temperature: 0.7 - 2.0 K, Specific humidity profile: 10%, Wind profile (horizontal component): 2 - 10 m/s, Long wave Earth surface radiation: 5 W/m2
Waveband Summary VIS0.6=0.5975 - 0.6725 µm, VIS0.8=0.775 - 0.845 µm, NIR1.6=1.57 - 1.71 µm, IR3.9=3.7 - 4.14 µm, WV6.3=5.8 - 6.7 µm, WV7.3=7.1 - 7.6 µm, IR8.7=8.5 - 8.9 µm, IR9.7=9.52 - 9.8 µm, IR10.8=10.3 - 11.3 µm, IR12.0=11.5 - 12.5 µm, IR13.4=12.9 - 13.9 µm, HRV=~0.48
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)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT, HT, TC)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric stability index
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud type
Cloud cover
Cloud top height
Cloud top temperature
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Radiation budgetDownward long-wave irradiance at Earth surface
Short-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here CLAAS-2
find more ECV Inventory records
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here TOA GERB 1
find more ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here Record ID: 11121
Record ID: 11120
Land Surface Temperature Climate Data Re...
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Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here Record ID: 10440
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precip...
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here Record ID: 10679
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here FTH Edition 1
Record ID: 11126
Record ID: 11125
FTH Edition 1
Record ID: 10421
find more ECV Inventory records
Wind speed and direction (upper-air) click here click here Record ID: 10958
Atmospheric Motion Vectors - MSG - 0 deg...
Instrument Missions
Meteosat-8 - Meteosat Second Generation-1 (2002 - 2022)
Meteosat-9 - Meteosat Second Generation-2 (2005 - 2025)
Meteosat-10 - Meteosat Second Generation-3 (2012 - 2030)
Meteosat-11 - Meteosat Second Generation-4 (2015 - 2033)
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