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 NetCDF
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
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Sea-ice surface temperature
Surface temperature (land)Land surface 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)
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Post-EPS - Post EUMETSAT Polar System (2018 - 2023)
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2023 - 2031)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2030 - 2038)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2037 - 2045)
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