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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Imaging spectrometer -
Full Name Imaging spectrometer Status Approved
Instrument Agencies CSIRO Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Multispectral data for Earth resources, agriculture and forestry, water resources and vegetation studies.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectancePhotosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) 
Fractionally absorbed PAR (FPAR) 
Earth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration 
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) short-wave radiation at the Earth surface 
Short-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Leaf Area Index (LAI) 
Vegetation type 
Land cover 
Soil type 
Instrument Missions
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