Full Name Compact InfraRed Camera (ISS/JEM) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Other Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GeoTIFF
Measurements and Applications Active fire detection. Land surface temperature. CIRC on ISS is a sub-payload of the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET).
Resolution Summary 130m
[Best Resolution: 130m]
Swath Summary 128 km
[Max Swath: 128 km]
Accuracy Summary 0.2 K@300 K
Waveband Summary TIR: 8 - 12 µm
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Active Fire Detection
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)
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ISS/JEM - International Space Station/Japanese Experiment Mo (2009 - 2011)