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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - CO Sensor (ASCENDS) -
Full Name CO Sensor (ASCENDS) Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling TBD
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measure the total column CO concentration.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary 200 m
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 2.3 µm
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CO (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
ASCENDS - Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (2022 - 2025)
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