THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MI -
Full Name Meteorological Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies KMA, KARI, Harris Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF
Measurements and Applications Continuous monitoring capability for the near real-time generation of high-resolution meteorological products and long-term change analysis of sea surface temperature and cloud coverage. MI ceased operations from 00UTC 1 April 2020.
Resolution Summary VIS: 1 km, IR: 4 km
[Best Resolution: 1000m]
Swath Summary Full Earth disk
[Max Swath: 11000 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 1: VIS, 0.55 - 0.80 µm; 2: SWIR: 3.50 - 4.00 µm; 3: WV (Waver Vapour): 6.50 - 7.00 µm; 4: TIR1 (Thermal Infrared 1): 10.3 - 11.3 µm, 5: TIR2 (Thermal Infrared 2): 11.5 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (TC)
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (TC)
Water vapour imagery
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud type
Cloud top height
Cloud top temperature
Cloud mask
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Radiation budgetUpward long-wave irradiance at TOA
Downward short-wave irradiance at Earth surface
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover
Surface temperature (land)Land surface 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)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Wind speed and direction (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
COMS - Communication, Oceanographic, Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2021)
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