Minimize Resolutions

The SENTINEL-2 instrument provides measurements with the following resolutions:

  • The temporal resolution of a satellite in orbit is the revisit frequency of the satellite to a particular location. The revisit frequency of each single satellite is 10 days and the combined constellation revisit is 5 days.
  • The spatial resolution of an instrument is the at-ground representation of an individual detector in a satellite sensor array. Details on SENTINEL-2 spatial resolution are provided in the Spatial Resolution section.
  • The radiometric resolution of an instrument is a determination of the incremental level of intensity or reflectance that can be represented or distinguished by the system. The higher the radiometric resolution, the more capable the device will be of detecting differences in intensity or reflectance. Details on SENTINEL-2 radiometric resolution are provided in the Radiometric Resolutions section.