SHIKISAI observation data acquired by SGLI
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released some observation images of the Earth acquired by the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C). The SHIKISAI satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center at 10:26:22 on 23 December, 2017 (Japan Standard Time). These images were obtained by using the test radio wave transmitted from GCOM-C/SGLI on 01 to 06 January, 2018 (JST).
This image is a false colour composite image of 250 m spatial resolution captured over the Okhotsk Sea and Japan islands with SGLI onboard the SHIKISAI around 10:20 on 06 January 2018 (JST). Snow and sea ice are shown in deep blue while water and ice clouds are seen in white and light blue, respectively. Sea ice are formed along the eastern coast of the Eurasia Continents and spreads along the east side of Sakhalin flowing down to the south.
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