THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TOU/SBUS -
Full Name Total Ozone Unit & Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format L-1 data: HDF 5.0
Measurements and Applications Ozone total column vertical profile measurements.
Resolution Summary TOU: 50 km total ozone, SBUS: 200 km total ozone
Swath Summary TOU: 3000 km, SBUS: nadir only
Accuracy Summary 50km
Waveband Summary TOU: 6 channels in the range 308 - 360 nm, SBUS: in the range 252 - 340 nm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
OzoneOzone profile 
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2017)
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2018)
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