Full Name Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud type
Cloud cover
Cloud top temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Wind speed and direction (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
FY-2A - FY-2A Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (1997 - 2000)
FY-2B - FY-2B Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2000 - 2003)