THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AVNIR-2 -
Full Name Advanced Visible and Near Infra-red Radiometer type 2 Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data 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 10 m
[Best Resolution: 10m]
Swath Summary 70 km
[Max Swath: 70 km]
Accuracy Summary Surface Resolution:10 m (Nadir) Radiometric: Band1-3 3%RMS, Band4 7%RMS
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)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
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
ALOS - Advanced Land Observing Satellite (2006 - 2011)
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