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3MI
Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging
EUMETSAT (ESA)Current: -
Future: METOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A2 Copy
Complete: -
Being developedAtmospheric chemistryMeasure aerosol parameters, air quality index, surface albedo, cloud information
Waveband:VIS-SWIR: 12 channels between 0.41 µm to 2.1 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:4km
Swath width:2200x2200 km for the VNIR channels 2200 x 1100 km for the SWIR channels
Accuracy:
Data Access:
Data Format:net-CDF4
Advanced GOCI
Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager
KARI (KORDI)Current: -
Future: GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
Complete: -
Being developedOcean colour instrumentsOcean colour information, coastal zone monitoring, land resources monitoring.
Waveband:VIS - NIR: 0.40 - 0.88 µm (12 channels)
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:236 x 360 m
Best resolution: 236 m
Swath width:FOR (Field Of Regard) is 2500km x 2500km, divided into 12 slots.
Accuracy:
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF, LRIT, HRIT
Advanced MI
Advanced Meteorological Imager
KARI (KMA) (ITT)Current: -
Future: GEO-KOMPSAT-2A
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Continuous monitoring capability for the near real-time generation of high-resolution meteorological products and long-term change analysis of sea surface temperature and cloud coverage.
Waveband:16 bands covering 1: VIS, 0.55 - 0.80 µm; 2: SWIR: 3.50 - 4.00 µm; 3: WV (Waver Vapour): 6.50 - 7.00 µm; 4: TIR1 (Thermal Infrared 1): 10.3 - 11.3 µm, 5: TIR2 (Thermal Infrared 2): 11.5 - 12.5 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:VIS: 0.5km, 1 km, IR: 2 km
Best resolution: 500 m
Swath width:Full Earth disk
Accuracy:
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF, LRIT, HRIT
AEISS-HR
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-High Resolution
KARI (KAI)Current: -
Future: KOMPSAT-7
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersHigh resolution imager for land applications of cartography and disaster monitoring
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.50 - 0.90 µm, VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:Pan:0.5 m, VNIR: 2m
Best resolution: 0.5 m
Swath width:
Accuracy:
Data Access:Very Constrained Access
Data Format:GEOTIF
AIS (RCM)
Automated Identification System (RADARSAT Constellation)
CSACurrent: -
Future: RADARSAT C-1, RADARSAT C-2, RADARSAT C-3
Complete: -
Being developedData collectionShip identification (name, location, heading, cargo, etc).
Waveband:VHF (162 MHz)
Spatial resolution:N/A
Swath width:5300 km
Accuracy:Better than 90% ship detection, for Class A ships, when ships are in view for a minimum of 5 minutes.
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:NMEA
ALADIN
Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
ESACurrent: -
Future: ADM-Aeolus
Complete: -
Being developedLidarsGlobal wind profiles (single line-of-sight) for an improved weather prediction.
Waveband:UV: 355 nm
UV
Spatial resolution:One wind profile every 200 km along track, averaged over 50 km
Swath width:Along line 285 km parallel to satellite ground track
Accuracy:Wind speed error below 2 m/s
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:
ALISS III
Advanced LISS III
ISROCurrent: -
Future: RESOURCESAT-3, RESOURCESAT-3A
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)For crops and vegetation dynamics, natural resources census, disaster management and large scale mapping of themes.
Waveband:4 bands in VNIR and 1 band in SWIR
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:20 m, 10 m
Best resolution: 10 m
Swath width:925 km
Accuracy:200m
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
AMR-C
AMR-C Climate-quality microwave radiometer
NASA (NOAA) (ESA) (EUMETSAT)Current: -
Future: Sentinel-6 A - Jason-CS A, Sentinel-6 B - Jason-CS B
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)Capabilities of the AMR with the addition of high stability wet-tropospheric path delay correction.
Waveband:Microwave: 18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz. With additional experimental high-frequency channels for high resolution complementing the SAR mode of Poseidon-4 radar.
MW
Spatial resolution:41.6 km at 18.7 GHz, 36.1 km at 23.8 GHz, 22.9 km at 34 GHz baseline channels with 5km for higher frequency experimental channels
Best resolution: 25 m
Swath width:Nadir-only viewing, associated to the JASON-CS radar altimeter
Accuracy:Total water vapour: 0.2 g/sq cm, Brightness temperature: 0.15 K
Data Access:
Data Format:NetCDF-4
AMR-S
AMR-S Two-Beam Microwave Radiometer
NASA (UKSA) (CNES) (CSA)Current: -
Future: SWOT
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)Capabilities of the AMR with the addition of a 2nd beam to provide wet-tropospheric path delay correction within both swaths of the primary radar instrument (KaRIn)
Waveband:Microwave: 18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz.
MW
Spatial resolution:41.6 km at 18.7 GHz, 36.1 km at 23.8 GHz, 22.9 km at 34 GHz baseline channels
Best resolution: 22 m
Swath width:two nadir-looking beams complementing the 120Km KaRIn radar altimeter swath
Accuracy:Total water vapour: 0.2 g/sq cm, Brightness temperature: 0.15 K for each of the two beams
Data Access:
Data Format:HDF-EOS2
APAN
Advanced PAN
ISROCurrent: -
Future: RESOURCESAT-3S, RESOURCESAT-3SA
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersHigh-resolution images for the study of topography, urban areas, development of DTM, run-off models etc., urban sprawl, forest cover/timber volume, land use change.
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.45 - 0.90 µm
VIS
Spatial resolution:1.25
Swath width:60 km
Accuracy:50m
Data Access:Constrained Access
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