BackForwardInstrument:  SZS 

Instrument details
Acronym SZS
Full name Shore Zone Scanner
Purpose Ocean colour and aerosol in coastal zone
Short description 6-channels VIS/NIR radiometer operating in the spectral range 410-786 nm [see detailed characteristics below]
Background New development
Scanning Technique Cross-track scanning; swaths: 800 km
Resolution 80 m
Coverage / Cycle Near-global in 3 days, in daylight
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency RosHydroMet
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: TBD
Last update: 2022-07-18
Detailed characteristics
Central wavelength Bandwidth SNR @ specified input spectral radiance
415 nm 10 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
490 nm 10 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
557.5 nm 15 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
595 nm 30 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
665 nm 20 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
779 nm 14 nm 200 @ …..… W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
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
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • Narrow-band or hyperspectral imagers
  • Narrow-band imager (for ocean colour)
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Colour Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)
  • Ocean Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient (DAC)
  • Ocean chlorophyll concentration
  • Ocean suspended sediments concentration
  • Oil spill cover
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.