THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LISS-III (Resourcesat) -
Full Name Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (Resourcesat) Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data used for vegetation type assessment, resource assessment, crop stress detection, crop production forecasting, forestry, land use and land cover change.
Resolution Summary 23.5 m
[Best Resolution: 23.5m]
Swath Summary 141 km
[Max Swath: 141 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: Band 2: 0.52 - 0.59 µm, Band 3: 0.62 - 0.68 µm, NIR: Band 4: 0.77 - 0.86 µm, SWIR: Band 5: 1.55 - 1.75 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectanceFraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
Earth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
RESOURCESAT-1 - Resource Satellite-1 (2003 - 2013)
RESOURCESAT-2 - Resource Satellite-2 (2011 - 2020)
RESOURCESAT-2A - Resource Satellite-2A (2016 - 2021)
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