THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VISSR (GMS-4) -
Full Name Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-4) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA 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 Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data used for cloud type and cloud motion detection. Also measures sea surface temperature.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsWind speed over land surface (horizontal) 
Instrument Missions
GMS-4 - Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (1989 - 1995)
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