THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HIRAS -
Full Name Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
FY-3D - FY-3D Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2017 - 2022)
FY-3E - FY-3E Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2019 - 2024)
FY-3F - FY-3F Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2026)
FY-3H - FY-3H Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2028)
FY-3G - FY-3G Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2022 - 2027)
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