THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Hyperion -
Full Name Hyperspectral Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Hyperspectral imagers and Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF
Measurements and Applications Hyperspectral imaging of land surfaces.
Resolution Summary 30 m
[Best Resolution: 30m]
Swath Summary 185 km
[Max Swath: 185 km]
Accuracy Summary SNR @ 10% refl target: vis 10-40 swir 10-20
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR: 400 - 1000 nm; NIR - SWIR: 900 - 2500 nm; 10 nm spectral resolution for 220 bands
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Glacier cover 
Sea-ice thickness 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Leaf Area Index (LAI) 
Vegetation type 
Land cover 
Soil type 
Vegetation Cover 
Instrument Missions
NMP EO-1 - New Millenium Program Earth Observing-1 (2000 - 2017)
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