Full Name Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometor Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution multi-spectral imager for land applications which include environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring.
Resolution Summary 16 m (multi), 8 m (pan)
[Best Resolution: 8m]
Swath Summary 80km
[Max Swath: 80 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
VegetationLand cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land cover click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ADEOS - Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (1996 - 1997)