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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - BBR (EarthCARE) -
Full Name BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE) Status Approved
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Broad-band radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications Top of the atmosphere radiances and radiative flux.
Resolution Summary 10 x 10 km ground pixel size for each of the three views
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary flux retrieval accuracy 10 Wm-2
Waveband Summary Shortwave channel: 0.2 - 4 µm, Total channel 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
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Radiation budgetUpward short-wave irradiance at TOA
Upward long-wave irradiance at TOA
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
EarthCARE - EarthCARE (2022 - 2025)
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