Full Name Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Hyperspectral imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format NetCDF
Measurements and Applications Imaging spectroscopy from the visible to short wavelength infrared (VSWIR) to determine surface mineral compostion in the Earth's arid land dust source regions.
Resolution Summary 60 m
[Best Resolution: 60m]
Swath Summary 80 km @ 416km altitude
[Max Swath: 80 km]
Accuracy Summary 10% radiometric, 10% spectral, 10% spatial, 10% uniformity
Waveband Summary 400 -2500 nm at 7.4 nm sampling
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CH4 Mole Fraction
CO2 Mole Fraction
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse gases click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
EMIT-on-ISS - International Space Station/Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) (2022 - 2023)