THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ERM-1 -
Full Name Earth Radiation Measurement Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry
Instrument Technology Broad-band radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format L-1 data: HDF 5.0
Measurements and Applications Measures Earth radiation gains and losses on regional, zonal and global scales.
Resolution Summary 25 km
Swath Summary 2200 km
Accuracy Summary DLR/DSR10 watts/m2 net solar 3 w/m2 OLR 5 w/m2
Waveband Summary 0.2 - 3.8 µm, 0.2 - 50 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Radiation budgetUpward short-wave irradiance at TOA
Upward long-wave irradiance at TOA
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2018)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2022)
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2022)
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