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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TANSO-CAI -
Full Name Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications Detection and correction of cloud and aerosol for TANSO-FTS.
Resolution Summary 0.5 km (0.380, 0.674, 0.870 µm bands), 1.5 km (1.62 µm band)
[Best Resolution: 500m]
Swath Summary 1000 km (0.380 µm, 0.678 µm, 0.870 µm bands), 750 km (1.62 µm band)
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.380 µm, 0.674 µm, 0.870 µm, 1.60 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (TC) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud cover 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Instrument Missions
GOSAT - Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (2009 - 2018)
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