BackForwardInstrument:  TV (Meteor-2) 

Instrument details
Acronym TV (Meteor-2)
Full name Television Camera
Purpose Cloud observation
Short description Television camera, 0.4-0.8 µm
Background Same as on the Meteor-1 series
Scanning Technique Optical axis centred to nadir, 1000 km swath
Resolution 1.25-3 km at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global in 3 days
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1975 to 1995
Last update: 2017-03-27
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
  • Moderate resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Cloud cover
Secondary mission objectives
  • Sea-ice cover
  • Snow cover
Opportunity objectives
  • Fire fractional 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 - marginalDaylight only.. Dense cloud only.VIS channel(s)
Fire fractional cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Coarse spatial resolution.. Daylight only.VIS channels
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)