THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - IMG -
Full Name Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies MITI (Japan), JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution IR spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications IMG obtained detailed spectra of thermal infrared radiation from the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. Thermal infrared spectra include absorption and emission signatures of many atmosphere included gases.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (HS&M) 
Cloud base height 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
ADEOS - Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (1996 - 1997)
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