BackForwardInstrument:  ATCOR 

Instrument details
Acronym ATCOR
Full name Atmospheric Correction
Purpose Support for High-resolution land and vegetation observation
Short description Panchromatic channel, 0.4-1.0 μm
Background Supporting the ALISS-3 imager
Scanning Technique Pushbroom, 925 km swath
Resolution 240 m at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global in 3 days, in daylight
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency ISRO
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2020 to ≥2025
Last update: 2017-07-28
Detailed characteristics
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
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Cloud cover
Secondary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
  • Snow cover
Opportunity objectives
  • Glacier cover
  • Sea-ice cover
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Tentative 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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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for glacier boundary detection
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Fire fractional cover2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for fire boundary detection