THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - NISTAR -
Full Name NIST Advanced Radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Solar irradiance monitor Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measure the energy emitted and reflected by the Earth.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary 0.1% accuracy; 0.03% precision
Waveband Summary 0.2 - 100 µm in 4 channels
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Radiation budgetUpwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at Earth surface 
Instrument Missions
DSCOVR - Deep Space Climate Observatory (2015 - 2020)
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