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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice surface temperature 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Fire temperature 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
Sentinel-3 A - Sentinel-3 A (2016 - 2023)
Sentinel-3 B - Sentinel-3 B (2018 - 2025)
Sentinel-3 C - Sentinel-3 C (2023 - 2029)
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