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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SAGE II -
Full Name Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-II Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, ROSKOSMOS Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Limb-scanning
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Profiles of ozone, water vapour, NO2, OCIO, aerosols.
Resolution Summary 0.5 km
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 7 channels, UV - NIR: 0.385 - 1.02 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Aerosol absorption optical depth (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT) 
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (vertical) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - NO2 (LT) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - BrO (LT) 
Instrument Missions
NIMBUS-7 - NIMBUS-7 (1978 - 1994)
ERBS - Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (1984 - 2005)
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