Full Name Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies MITI (Japan), JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution IR spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications IMG obtained detailed spectra of thermal infrared radiation from the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. Thermal infrared spectra include absorption and emission signatures of many atmosphere included gases.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (HS&M)
Cloud base height
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
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ADEOS - Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (1996 - 1997)