THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SBUV/2 -
Full Name Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Limb-scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data on trace gases including vertical profile ozone, and solar irradiance and total ozone concentration measurements.
Resolution Summary 170 km
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary Absolute accuracy: 1%
Waveband Summary UV: 0.16 - 0.4 µm (12 channels)
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
OzoneOzone profile 
Radiation budgetUpwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Instrument Missions
NOAA-9 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 9 (1984 - 1997)
NOAA-10 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 (1986 - 1997)
NOAA-11 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 11 (1988 - 2004)
NOAA-13 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 13 (1993 - 1993)
NOAA-14 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 14 (1994 - 2005)
NOAA-16 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 16 (2000 - 2014)
NOAA-17 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 17 (2002 - 2013)
NOAA-18 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 18 (2005 - 2016)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2016)
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