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JERS-1 OPS (Optical Sensor) Very Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) System Corrected Products level 1

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The JERS-1 Optical System (OPS) is composed of a Very Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) and a Short Wave Infrared Radiometer (SWIR). The instrument has 8 observable spectral bands from visible to short wave infrared.

Data acquired by ESA ground stations

The JERS-1 OPS products are available in GeoTIFF format. These products are available only for the VNIR sensor. All four bands are corrected. The correction consists in a vertical and horizontal destriping, the radiometry values are expanded from the range [0.63] to the range [0.255]. No geometrical correction is applied on level 1. The pixel size of approximately 18 x 24.2 metres for raw data is newly dimensioned to 18 x 18 metres for System Corrected data using a cubic convolution algorithm.


  • Cloud coverage for JERS OPS products has not been computed using an algorithm. The cloud cover assignment was performed manually by operators at the acquisition stations.
  • Due to missing attitude information, the Nadir looking band (band 3) and the corresponding forward looking band (band 4) are not well coregistered, resulting in some accuracy limitations.
  • The quality control was not performed systematically for each frame. A subset of the entire JERS Optical dataset was selected and manually checked. As a result of this, users may occasionally encounter issues with some of the individual products.

Spatial coverage: Check the spatial coverage of the collection on a map available on the Third Party Missions Dissemination Service.



Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Spatial coverage:
90 N, -90 S, 95 W, -130 E
Temporal coverage:
1992-08-13 - 1998-10-08
Date of launch:
Mission status:
Orbit height:
568 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
75 km
High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm)
Product types:


Level 1


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European Space Agency, 2018, JERS-1 Optical Sensor Very Near Infrared Radiometer System Corrected Products. Version 1.0.


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