THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name New Infrared Sensor Technology Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE, CSA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format HDF-5/Geotif
Measurements and Applications NIRST (two linear microbolometric arrays, respectively sensitive to the TIR bands). It measures the characteristics of high temperature events on land (fires & volcanoes) and sea surface temperatures on selected targets.
Resolution Summary Space resol: 450 m (at nadir)
[Best Resolution: 450m]
Swath Summary Instant: 182 km; Extended: 1000 km
[Max Swath: 1000 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary • Band 1: 3.4-4.2 um • Band 2: 10.4-11.3 um • Band 3: 11.4-12.3 um
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Active Fire Detection
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Fire temperature
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SAC-D/Aquarius - SAC-D/Aquarius (2011 - 2015)
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