THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ERM -
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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Radiation budgetUpwelling (Outgoing) short-wave radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2017)
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2018)
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