Full Name Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution panchromatic stereo imager for land applications which include cartography, digital terrain models, civil planning, agriculture and forestry.
Resolution Summary 2.5 m
[Best Resolution: 2.5m]
Swath Summary 35 km (triplet stereo observations), 70 km (nadir observations+35 km backward)
[Max Swath: 70 km]
Accuracy Summary Surface Resolution:2.5 m Radiometric: 3%RMS
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR: 0.52 - 0.77 µm (panchromatic)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
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
Instrument Missions
ALOS - Advanced Land Observing Satellite (2006 - 2011)