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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TANSO-FTS-2 -
Full Name Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications CO2, CH4, and CO distribution.
Resolution Summary 9.7km
Swath Summary 160km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.754 - 0.772 µm, 1.56 - 1.69 µm, 1.92 - 2.38 µm, 5.55 -8.41 µm, 8.41 - 14.3 µm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric pressure (over land surface)
Atmospheric pressure (over sea surface)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CH4 Mole Fraction
CO2 Mole Fraction
CO Mole Fraction
HDO (TC)
VegetationChlorophyll Fluorescence from Vegetation on Land
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse gases click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precursors (supporting the Aerosol and Ozone ECVs) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Pressure (surface) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GOSAT-2 - Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (2018 - 2024)
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