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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
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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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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: 0.7 m, VNIR: 2.8 m
Best resolution: 0.7 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: 0.7 m, VNIR: 2.8 m, IR: 5.5m
Best resolution: 0.7 m
Swath width:15 km
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Data Access:Very Constrained Access
Data Format:GEOTIF
AGRI
Advanced Geostationary Radiation Imager
NSMC-CMACurrent: FY-4A
Future: FY-4B, FY-4C, FY-4D, FY-4E, FY-4F, FY-4G
Complete: -
OperationalImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)A multiple channel radiation imager, one of the primary instruments aboard FY-4. Technically featured by a precisely designed two-mirror structure, capable of accurate and flexible sensing in two dimensions, and minute-level fast sector scanning. Frequent Earth imaging over 14 bands with off-axis three reflections of the primary optic system. On-board black body available for IR calibrations at very short time intervals.
Waveband:14 bands, including 6 visible/near infrared bands, 2 mid-wave infrared bands, 2 water-vapor bands and 4 long-wave infrared bands
VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:0.5~1 km (VIS/near IR), 2~4 km (IR)
Best resolution: 500 m
Swath width:Full Earth disk
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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
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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
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