Full Name COSIS Status Approved
Instrument Agencies DLR Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Independent verification of reported emissions as a cornerstone toward emission accounting and reduction measures such as agreed on in the Paris climate agreement. In 2018, coal-fired power plants accounted for 30% of the global man-made carbon dioxide emissions.
Resolution Summary 50 m x 50 m
[Best Resolution: 50m]
Swath Summary 50 km x 50 km
[Max Swath: 50 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Trace gases (excluding ozone)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
CO2Image - CO2Image (2026 - 2029)