Full Name Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies UKSA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Visible and NIR imagery in support of disaster management - part of the Disaster Management constellation.
Resolution Summary 32 m
[Best Resolution: 32m]
Swath Summary Two imaging banks each with a 340km swath. The two swaths overlap by 16km, providing a total swath up to 648km
[Max Swath: 648 km]
Accuracy Summary S/N 100:1 @ target albedo of 0.1.
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm; NIR: 0.77 - 0.90 µm.
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
VegetationLeaf Area Index (LAI)
Vegetation type
Land cover
Vegetation 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
Leaf Area Index (LAI) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
UK-DMC - UK Disaster Monitoring Constellation (2003 - 2011)