Full Name High Sensitivity Camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format Geotif
Measurements and Applications High Sensitivity Camera (HSC) measures top of atmosphere radiance in the VIS spectral range measured by a high sensitivity sensor detects: urban lights, electric storms, polar regions, snow cover, forest fires, sea surveillance.
Resolution Summary 200 - 300 m
[Best Resolution: 200m]
Swath Summary 1600 km
[Max Swath: 1600 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary PAN (VIR-NIR): 450 - 900 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Lightning DetectionTotal lightning density
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Lightning click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SAC-D/Aquarius - SAC-D/Aquarius (2011 - 2015)