CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Multi-spectral thermal infrared imager (HyspIRI) -
Full Name Multi-spectral thermal infrared imager (HyspIRI) Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Whisk-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution IR spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ecosystem focused mission with measurements of surface and cloud imaging with high spatial resolution, stereoscopic observation of local topography, cloud heights, volcanic plumes, and generation of local surface digital elevation maps, surface temperature and emissivity.
Resolution Summary 60 m at nadir; 1 week revisit time
[Best Resolution: 60m]
Swath Summary 600 km
[Max Swath: 600 km]
Accuracy Summary 0.1 K, <.01 µm
Waveband Summary 3-5 µm, 7.5-12 µm
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Radiation budgetLong-wave Earth surface emissivity
Surface temperature (land)Land 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
Instrument Missions
HyspIRI - Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (2023 - 2026)