THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - METimage -
Full Name Multi Spectral Imager Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, DLR Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Operational multi spectral imager for meteorological EPS-SG VIS/IR Imaging Mission (VII): imagery data for global and regional NWP, NWC, and climate monitoring
Resolution Summary Sampling distance 500 m at SSP
[Best Resolution: 500m]
Swath Summary 2560 km (+/-53°)
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 20 channels from VIS to TIR (0.44 to 13.5 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)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Ocean SalinityOcean salinity 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice surface temperature 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
Post-EPS - Post EUMETSAT Polar System (2018 - 2023)
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2021 - 2028)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2028 - 2035)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2035 - 2042)
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