THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - IVISSR (FY-2) -
Full Name Improved Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels) 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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
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 rate (liquid) at the surface 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
FY-2C - FY-2C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2004 - 2008)
FY-2D - FY-2D Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2006 - 2017)
FY-2E - FY-2E Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-2F - FY-2F Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2012 - 2017)
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