Full Name Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Medium resolution visible and thermal infrared imaging of ocean and atmosphere.
Resolution Summary VIS: 900m, TIR: 2700m
Swath Summary 1500km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.5-0.7μm, TIR: 6.0-7.0μm, 10.5-11.5μm, 11.5-12.5μm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud cover
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
MOS-1 - Marine Observation Satellite-1 (1987 - 1995)
MOS-1B - Marine Observation Satellite (1990 - 1996)