Disclaimer: This material is being kept online for historical purposes. Though accurate at the time of publication, it is no longer being updated. The page may contain broken links or outdated information, and parts may not function in current web browsers. Visit https://espo.nasa.gov for information about our current projects.


Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development - GSFC (PICARD GSFC)


Operated By: 
Replaced By: 

The Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development is a V/SWIR imaging spectrometer designed to support atmospheric research. It features an undistorted wide field of view, and 50 meter resolution pixels when flown on the ER-2 aircraft. It is intended to simulate existing satellite imager products (MODIS/VIIRS,) and to validate radiances and geophysical retrievals, with an emphasis on cloud and aerosol science. It will also be used to prototype future imager requirements and algorithms, and to contribute to multi-disciplinary NASA field studies. Instrument Type: Dual Offner Imaging spectrometer Measurements: V/SWIR imagery (205 bands, 400 – 2450nm, 50 deg. FOV)

Instrument Type: 
Point(s) of Contact: