THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TANSO-FTS -
Full Name Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications CO2 and CH4 distribution.
Resolution Summary 10.5 km
Swath Summary 160 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.758 - 0.775 µm, 1.56 - 1.72 µm, 1.92 - 2.08 µm, 5.56 - 14.3 µm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric pressure (over land surface) 
Atmospheric pressure (over sea surface) 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CH4 (LT, HT, TC)0.5 [%]
Atmospheric Chemistry - CO2 (LT, HT, TC)2 [ppm]
Atmospheric Chemistry - HDO (TC) 
VegetationChlorophyll Fluorescence from Vegetation on Land 
Instrument Missions
GOSAT - Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (2009 - 2018)
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