THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SLSTR -
Full Name Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ESA, COM Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Marine and land services.
Resolution Summary 500 m (VNIR/SWIR), 1 km (TIR)
[Best Resolution: 500m]
Swath Summary 1675 km (near-nadir view), 750km (backward view)
[Max Swath: 1675 km]
Accuracy Summary 0.2 K abs., 80 mK rel.
Waveband Summary 9 bands in VNIR/SWIR/TIR
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire fractional cover
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice surface temperature
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
Sentinel-3 A - Sentinel-3 A (2016 - 2026)
Sentinel-3 B - Sentinel-3 B (2018 - 2028)
Sentinel-3 C - Sentinel-3 C (2023 - 2033)
Sentinel-3 D - Sentinel-3 D (2026 - 2035)
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