Full Name Directional Polarization Camera Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CNSA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Cloud and aerosol measurements
Resolution Summary Spatial Resolution: Better than 3.5 km(at nadir)
Swath Summary FOV -50 degree~+50 degree,IFOV : 3.29 km, Multi-angular Measurements: 9 angles along track
Accuracy Summary Calibration : Better than 5%, Polarization Calibration : Better than 2%, Digitalizing Bit : 12bits, Bit Rate :9.45 Mbps. SNR: Better than 500 (Land).
Waveband Summary Channels: 433nm~453nm, 480nm~500nm (P), 555nm~575nm, 660nm~680nm (P), 758nm~768nm, 745nm~785nm, 845nm~885nm (P), 900nm~920nm.
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile)
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile)
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile)
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud drop effective radius
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud top pressure
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GF-5 - Gaofen-5 (2018 - 2026)