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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
Data Format:
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:
Swath width:
Accuracy:Depends on species, meets requirements for climate variables
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:ASCII, HDF, NetCDF
AEISS
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System
KARI (ASTRIUM)Current: KOMPSAT-3
Future: -
Complete: -
OperationalHigh resolution optical imagersHigh resolution imager for land applications of cartography and disaster monitoring.
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.50 - 0.90 µm, VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:Pan: 0.8 m; VNIR: 4 m
Best resolution: 0.8 m
Swath width:15 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Very Constrained Access
Data Format:GEOTIF
AEISS-A
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-A
KARI (ASTRIUM)Current: -
Future: KOMPSAT-3A
Complete: -
OperationalHigh resolution optical imagersHigh resolution imager for land applications of cartography and disaster monitoring.
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.50 - 0.90 µm, VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS, NIR, MWIR
Spatial resolution:Pan: 0.8 m, VNIR: 4 m, IR: 5.5m
Best resolution: 0.8 m
Swath width:15 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Very Constrained Access
Data Format:GEOTIF
AHI
Advanced Himawari Imager
JMACurrent: -
Future: Himawari-8, Himawari-9
Complete: -
OperationalImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Measures cloud cover, cloud motion, cloud height, cloud properties, water vapour, rainfalll, sea surface temperatures and Earth radiation, dust, aerosols, volcanic ash, fires, snow and ice cover.
Waveband:16 bands from 0.46 µm to 13.3 µm VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 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)
VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:0.5 km in 0.64 µm band; 1.0km in 0.46 µm, 0.51 µm and 0.86 µm band, 2.0 km in all others
Best resolution: 500 m
Swath width:Full Earth disk : Fixed, Japan Area (Region 1, Region 2) : Fixed, Target Area (Region 3) : Flexible
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:Himawari Standard Data, HRIT Data, LRIT data, NetCDF Data, Color Image Data. See: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/himawari89/space_segment/spsg_sample.html
AIRS
Atmospheric Infra-red Sounder
NASACurrent: Aqua
Future: -
Complete: -
OperationalAtmospheric temperature and humidity soundersHigh spectral resolution measurement of temperature and humidity profiles in the atmosphere. Long-wave Earth surface emissivity. Cloud diagnostics. Trace gas profiles. Surface temperatures.
Waveband:VIS - TIR: 0.4 - 1.7 µm, 3.4 - 15.4 µm, Has approximately 2382 bands from VIS to TIR
VIS, NIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:1.1 degree (13 x 13 km at nadir)
Swath width:+/-48.95 degrees
Accuracy:Humidity: 20%, Temperature: 1 K
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF-EOS
ALI
Advanced Land Imager
NASACurrent: NMP EO-1
Future: -
Complete: -
OperationalHigh resolution optical imagersMeasurement of Earth surface reflectance. Will validate new technologies contributing to cost reduction and increased capabilities for future missions. ALI comprises a wide field telescope and multispectral and panchromatic instrument.
Waveband:10 bands: VIS and NIR: 0.480 - 0.690 µm, 0.433 - 0.453 µm, 0.450 - 0.515 µm, 0.525 - 0.605 µm, 0.630 - 0.690 µm, 0.775 - 0.805 µm, 0.845 - 0.890 µm, 1.200 - 1.300 µm, SWIR: 1.550 - 1.750 µm, 2.080 - 2.350 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:PAN: 10 m, VNIR and SWIR: 30 m
Best resolution: 10 m
Swath width:185 km
Accuracy:SNR @ 5% surf refl Pan:220, Multi 1: 215, Multi 2: 280, Multi 3: 290, Multi 4:240, Multi 4':190, Multi 5':130, Multi 5:175, Multi 7:170 (prototype instrument exceeds ETM+ SNR by a factor of 4 - 8)
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF or GeoTIFF
ALT
Radar Altimeter
NSOAS (CAST)Current: HY-2A
Future: HY-2B, HY-2C, HY-2D, HY-2D Copy, HY-2D Copy Copy, HY-2D Copy Copy Copy, HY-2D Copy Copy Copy Copy
Complete: -
OperationalRadar altimetersGlobal ocean topography, sea level and gravity field measurements.
Waveband:13.58 GHz and 5.25 GHz
MW
Spatial resolution:16 km
Swath width:16 km
Accuracy:< 4 cm
Data Access:
Data Format:
AltiKa
Ka-band Altimeter
CNESCurrent: SARAL
Future: -
Complete: -
OperationalRadar altimetersSea surface height.
Waveband:35.5 - 36 GHz, passive channels (radiometer): 24 (K-band) and 37 (Ka-band) GHz; active radar altimeter: 35 GHz (Ka-band)
MW, Ka-Band, K-Band
Spatial resolution:
Swath width:
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
AMR
Advanced Microwave Radiometer
NASACurrent: OSTM (Jason-2)
Future: Jason-3, SWOT
Complete: -
OperationalImaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)Altimeter data to correct for errors caused by water vapour and cloud-cover. Also measures total water vapour and brightness temperature.
Waveband:Microwave: 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 34 GHz
MW
Spatial resolution:41.6 km at 18.7 GHz, 36.1 km at 23.8 GHz, 22.9 km at 34 GHz
Swath width:120 deg cone centred on nadir
Accuracy:Total water vapour: 0.2 g/sq cm, Brightness temperature: 0.15 K
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:NetCDF
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