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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Spectrometer (OCO) -
Full Name Spectrometer (OCO) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling TBD
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Global measurements of atmospheric CO2 needed to describe the variability of CO2 sources and sinks.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.76 µm, 1.61 µm, 2.06 µm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CO2 (TC) 
Instrument Missions
OCO - Orbiting Carbon Observatory (2009 - 2009)
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