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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SAGE I -
Full Name Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment I instrument Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA 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, temperature and pressure.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
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) 
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
SAGE/AEM-2 - Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Applications Explorer Mission 2 (1979 - 1981)
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