Full Name Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies Carbon Mapper Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer designed to detect 80 percent of the largest global methane sources as well as the major carbon dioxide emitters.
Resolution Summary Spatial resolution : 30 m
[Best Resolution: 30m]
Swath Summary Swath width : 18 km, Area coverage: 9300-315,000 km2 per day per satellite.
[Max Swath: 18 km]
Accuracy Summary SNR@CH4 detection band (medium bright scene) : 300-600. CH4 Minimum Detection Detection Limit : 50-150 kg/hr, CO2 Minimum Detection Limit : 200,000-600,000 kg/hr
Waveband Summary Spectral range : 400-2500 nm. Spectral sampling : 5nm.
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CH4 Mole Fraction
CO2 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
Instrument Missions
Carbon Mapper 1 - Carbon Mapper 1 (2024 - 2029)