BackForwardInstrument:  CERIA 

Instrument details
Acronym CERIA
Full name CERIA Camera
Purpose Very-high resolution land observation, disasters monitoring
Short description 3 VIS channels (RGB) [see detailed characteristics below]
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Pushbroom. Swath: 5.9 km
Resolution 1.07 m (at 500km altitude)
Coverage / Cycle Global in 1 year
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency GISTDA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2024 to 2027
Last update: 2022-08-30
Detailed characteristics
Central wavelength Spectral interval SNR @ specified albedo
455 nm 400 - 510 nm …….. @ ……. % albedo
535 nm 490 - 580 nm …….. @ ……. % albedo
605 nm 580 - 630 nm …….. @ ……. % albedo
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
  • Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Earth surface albedo5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels
Fire fractional cover*2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channels with high resolution for boundary detection
Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)*4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels including Red at 700 nm
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS channels
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels, range undersampled
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)