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3MI
Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging
EUMETSAT (ESA)Current: -
Future: METOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A2 Copy
Complete: -
Being developedAtmospheric chemistryMeasure aerosol parameters, air quality index, surface albedo, cloud information
Waveband:VIS-SWIR: 12 channels between 0.41 µm to 2.1 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:4km
Swath width:2200x2200 km for the VNIR channels 2200 x 1100 km for the SWIR channels
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Data Access:
Data Format:net-CDF4
ABI
Advanced Baseline Imager
NOAACurrent: -
Future: GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
Complete: -
OperationalImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Detects clouds, cloud properties, water vapour, land and sea surface temperatures, dust, aerosols, volcanic ash, fires, total ozone, snow and ice cover, vegetation index.
Waveband:16 bands in VIS, NIR and IR ranging from 0.47 µm to 13.3 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:0.5 km in 0.64 µm band; 2.0 km in long wave IR and in the 1.378 µm band; 1.0 km in all others
Best resolution: 500 m
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Accuracy:Varies by product
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ACC
Accelerometer
ESACurrent: -
Future: Swarm
Complete: -
OperationalPrecision orbit and space environmentMeasurement of the spacecraft non-gravitational accelerations, linear accelerations range: +/- 2*10-4 m/s2; angular measurement range: +/- 9.6* 10-3 rad/s2; measurement bandwidth: 10-4 to 10-2 Hz; Linear resolution: 1.8*10-10 m/s2; angular resolution: 8*10-9 rad/s2.
Waveband:N/A
N/A
Spatial resolution:0.1 nm/s2
Swath width:N/A
Accuracy:overall instrument random error: <10 - 8 m/s2
Data Access:Open Access
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ACE-FTS
Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier Transform Spectrometer
CSACurrent: SCISAT-1
Future: -
Complete: -
OperationalAtmospheric chemistryMeasure and understand the chemical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere, especially at high altitudes.
Waveband:SWIR - TIR: 2 - 5.5 µm, 5.5 - 13 µm (0.02 cm-1 resolution)
SWIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:
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Accuracy:Depends on species, meets requirements for climate variables
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:ASCII, HDF, NetCDF
A-DCS3
A-DCS3
CNES (NASA)Current: NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-16, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, SARAL
Future: Metop-C
Complete: NOAA-17, NOAA-12, NOAA-14, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13
OperationalData collectionLocation data by Doppler measurements.
Waveband:UHF: 401 MHz, 467 MHz
MW
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Data Access:Open Access
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A-DCS4
A-DCS4
NOAACurrent: NOAA-19, GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13
Future: OCEANSAT-3, METOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3, CDARS
Complete: -
OperationalData collectionData collection and communication system for receiving and retransmitting data from ocean and land-based remote observing platforms/transponders.
Waveband:UHF: 401 MHz, 467 MHz
MW
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Advanced DCS
Advanced Data Collection System
ROSHYDROMETCurrent: -
Future: Meteor-MP N1, Meteor-MP N2, Meteor-MP N3
Complete: -
ProposedData collectionCollects data on temperature (air/water), atmospheric pressure, humidity and wind speed/direction, speed and direction of ocean and river currents.
Waveband:
TBD
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Data Access:Constrained Access
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Advanced GGAK-M
Advanced Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)
ROSHYDROMETCurrent: -
Future: Meteor-MP N1, Meteor-MP N2, Meteor-MP N3
Complete: -
ProposedSpace environment and magnetic fieldSpace Environmental Monitoring (SEM).
Waveband:
TBD
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Data Access:Constrained Access
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Advanced GOCI
Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager
KARI (KORDI)Current: -
Future: GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
Complete: -
Being developedOcean colour instrumentsOcean colour information, coastal zone monitoring, land resources monitoring.
Waveband:VIS - NIR: 0.40 - 0.88 µm (12 channels)
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:236 x 360 m
Best resolution: 236 m
Swath width:FOR (Field Of Regard) is 2500km x 2500km, divided into 12 slots.
Accuracy:
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF, LRIT, HRIT
Advanced IKFS-2
Advanced Fourier spectrometer
ROSHYDROMETCurrent: -
Future: Meteor-MP N1, Meteor-MP N2, Meteor-MP N3
Complete: -
ProposedAtmospheric temperature and humidity soundersAtmospheric temperature/humidity profiles, data on cloud parameters, water vapour & ozone column amounts, surface temperature.
Waveband:3,7 - 15,5 µm, more then 8000 spectral channels
MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:35 -100 km
Best resolution: 35 m
Swath width:1000/2000 km
Accuracy:0.5 K
Data Access:Constrained Access
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