Full Name Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Hyperspectral imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Spaceborne imaging spectrometer designed to sample the coastal ocean with full spectral coverage (400 to 900 nm sampled at 5.7 nm) and a very high signal-to-noise ratio to resolve the complexity of the coastal ocean.
Resolution Summary Ground sample distance of 90 m (varies with altitude and angle)
[Best Resolution: 90m]
Swath Summary scene size: 42 x 192 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 87 bands (128 uncropped) from 400 - 900 nm (353 - 1080 nm uncropped)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
HICO-on-ISS - International Space Station/Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (2009 - 2014)