Full Name Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies KARI Maturity
Instrument Type Ocean colour instruments and Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Whisk-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean colour measurements for biological oceanography.
Resolution Summary 1 km
Swath Summary 800 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.412 µm, 0.443 µm, 0.490 µm, 0.555 µm; NIR: 0.765 µm, 0.865 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
KOMPSAT-1 - Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite 1 (1999 - 2008)