Meteorological
Satellites
-JMA-

Introduction

The history of meteorological satellites at JMA

Meteorological satellite types

JMA satellite history
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Channel improvement

GMS GMS-2 GMS-3 GMS-4 GMS-5 MTSAT-1R MTSAT-2 Himawari-8 Himawari-9
Channel
and
Wavelength
Visible (0.50-0.70 μm) Visible (0.55-0.90 μm) Visible (0.46 μm)
Visible (0.51 μm)
Visible (0.64 μm)
Near Infrared (0.86 μm)
Near Infrared (1.6 μm)
Near Infrared (2.3 μm)
IR4 (3.5-4.0 μm) IR (3.9 μm)
IR (6.2 μm)
IR (7.0 μm)
IR (7.3 μm)
IR (8.6 μm)
IR (9.6 μm)
IR (10.4 μm)
IR (11.2 μm)
IR (12.3 μm)
IR (13.3 μm)
IR3 (6.5-7.0 μm)
(Water vapor)
IR (Infrared)
(10.5-12.5 μm)
IR1
(10.5-11.5 μm)
IR1
(10.3-11.3 μm)
IR2 (11.5-12.5 μm)
Last updated: 7 Aug. 2014