CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Visible imaging spectrometer (HyspIRI) -
Full Name Visible imaging spectrometer (HyspIRI) Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Hyperspectral imagers and Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications
Resolution Summary 60 m at nadir; 3 week revisit time
[Best Resolution: 60m]
Swath Summary 90 km
[Max Swath: 90 km]
Accuracy Summary Spectral accuracy < .5 nm
Waveband Summary 400 - 2500 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration
VegetationVegetation type
Land cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Land cover click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
HyspIRI - Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (2023 - 2026)