THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VISSR-2 -
Full Name Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer-2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format DAT
Measurements and Applications Meteorological.
Resolution Summary 5 km
[Best Resolution: 5000m]
Swath Summary Full Earth disk
Accuracy Summary 1.25 - 5 km
Waveband Summary VIS - TIR: 0.5 - 12.5 µm (5 channels)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT)
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud liquid water (column/profile)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud type
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
FY-2C - FY-2C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2004 - 2008)
FY-2D - FY-2D Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2006 - 2015)
FY-2E - FY-2E Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2019)
FY-2F - FY-2F Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2012 - 2020)
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