CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Mach-Zehnder Micro-interferometer -
Full Name Mach-Zehnder Micro-interferometer Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies ASI Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution IR spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Spectral radiance. Detection of the atmospheric gases.
Resolution Summary Ground Spot = 5 km
[Best Resolution: 3m]
Swath Summary 5 km
[Max Swath: 5 km]
Accuracy Summary average spectral resolution: 1 nm
Waveband Summary 400 - 4500 nm
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)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud cover
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CO2 Mole Fraction
CO Mole Fraction
NO2 Mole Fraction
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse gases click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precursors (supporting the Aerosol and Ozone ECVs) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
MIOSAT - Piccola MIssione Ottica basata su microSATellite (2014 - 2016)