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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Land Surface Temperature Radiometer -
Full Name Land Surface Temperature Radiometer Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies COM Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Whisk-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications VNIR/SWIR/TIR radiometer with three independent focal planes fed by a single telescope to acquire images of all land and coastal areas with high radiometric accuracy and spatial resolution. Acquistion are during day and night in TIR bands and during day in VNIR/SWIR bands. Monitoring evapotranspiration (ET) rate at European field scale by capturing the variability of Land Surface Temperature (LST) (and hence ET) enabling more robust estimates of field-scale water productivity. Supporting a range of additional services benefitting from TIR observations (e.g. soil composition, coastal zone management, High-Temperature Events (HTE), urban heat islands).
Resolution Summary ~37m at nadir / ~ 50m (at swath edge)
[Best Resolution: 37m]
Swath Summary 734km
Accuracy Summary NESZ: -28 dB
Waveband Summary VNIR-0: 425 - 555 nm, VNIR-1: 635 - 695 nm, VNIR-2: 845 - 885 nm, VNIR-3: 925 - 965 nm, SWIR-1: 1350 - 1410 nm, SWIR-2: 1520 - 1700 nm, TIR-1: 8420 - 8780 nm, TIR-2: 8720 - 9080 nm, TIR-3: 9020 - 9380 nm, TIR-4: 10500 - 11300 nm, TIR-5: 11530 - 12470 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
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)
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Sentinel LSTM-A - LSTM-A (2028 - 2036)
Sentinel LSTM-B - LSTM-B (2030 - 2038)
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