THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VTIR -
Full Name Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Medium resolution visible and thermal infrared imaging of ocean and atmosphere.
Resolution Summary VIS: 900m, TIR: 2700m
Swath Summary 1500km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.5-0.7μm, TIR: 6.0-7.0μm, 10.5-11.5μm, 11.5-12.5μm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery 
Cloud cover 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Instrument Missions
MOS-1 - Marine Observation Satellite-1 (1987 - 1995)
MOS-1B - Marine Observation Satellite (1990 - 1996)
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