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Global Imager (GLI)

NSSDCA ID: 2002-056A-02

Mission Name: Adeos 2


GLI (GLobal Imager) is an optical sensor to observe solar radiation reflected from Earth's surface and map vegetation, clouds etc. The data is acquired in 23 visible/near-infrared, and in 13 far infrared channels. The scanning is done by a rotating mirror covering 12 km along track and 1,600 km cross-track, and at a resolution of 1.0 km.

Alternate Names

  • Adeos2/GLI
  • GLI
  • GLobal Imager

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Earth Science: Land Topography

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



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