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Measurement Definition*: Binary product (cloud or cloud-free) derived from Cloud imagery - Accuracy expressed as Hit Rate [ HR ] and False Alarm Rate [ FAR ].
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
Advanced MI
Advanced Meteorological Imager
Operational
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.Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
MI
Meteorological Imager
Operational
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.Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
SWIR
Short Wave Infra Red
Proposed
 n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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