CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Fourier Transform Spectrometer -
Full Name Fourier Transform Spectrometer Status Approved
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry
Instrument Technology Sampling
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measure across Earth’s entire far-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud drop effective radius
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type
Radiation budgetLong-wave Earth surface emissivity
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
FORUM - Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (2027 - 2032)