Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)

"Visible/IR imaging multi-spectral radiometers are used to image Earth’s atmosphere and surface, providing accurate spectral information at spatial resolutions of order 100 m up to several km, with a swath width generally in the range several hundred to a few thousand km. In addition, these observations can be used to study critical components of the water cycle, such as cloud macro- and micro-physical properties, from which information on atmospheric dynamics and pollutants can be determined." (ESA) 2015)

Sources

European Space Agency (ESA). 2015. “CEOS Earth Observation Handbook: Satellite Earth Observations In Support of Disaster Risk Reduction.” The CEOS Earth Observation Handbook. Special 2015 WCDRR Edition.