Full Name Multispectral Medium Resolution Scanner Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format Fast format
Measurements and Applications Applications related to agriculture, environment, forestry, hydrology, oceanography, mineralogy and geology, desertification, contamination and protection of ecosystems.
Resolution Summary 175 m
[Best Resolution: 175m]
Swath Summary 360 km
[Max Swath: 360 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR - SWIR: 480 - 500 nm, 540 - 560 nm, 630 - 690 nm, 795 - 835 nm, SWIR: 1550 - 1700 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
AerosolsVolcanic ash
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire fractional cover
Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Ocean colour/biologyOcean suspended sediment concentration
VegetationVegetation type
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
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SAC-C - Satellite de Aplicaciones Cientifico-C (2000 - 2013)