THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-5) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, JMA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data used for cloud type and motion detection wind. Also measures sea surface temperature and atmospheric water vapour.
Resolution Summary Visible: 1.25 km, TIR: 5 km
Swath Summary Full Earth disk in all channels, every 1 hour
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.55 - 0.9 µm, TIR: 6.5 - 7 µm, 10.5 - 11.5 µm, 11.5 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Wind speed and direction (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GMS-5 - Geostationary Meteorogical Satellite - 5 (1995 - 2005)
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