THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Optical Sensor Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution multi-spectral imager for land applications which include environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring.
Resolution Summary "18.3m (range) × 24.2m (azimuth)
Swath Summary 75 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.42 - 0.50 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.61 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.89 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Vegetation type 
Land cover 
Instrument Missions
JERS-1 - Japanese Earth Resource Satellite (1992 - 1998)
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