Full Name Sounding of the Atmosphere usingBroadband Emission Radiometry Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders and Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning IR spectrometer Sampling TBD
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications SABER provides measurements of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere globally to support investigations into the fundamental processes governing the energetics, chemistry, dynamics, and transport of the atmospheric region extending from 60 to 180 km.
Resolution Summary 2 km vertical resolution
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary NIR - FIR: 1.27 - 17 µm (10 channels)
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)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LS, HS&M)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LS, HS&M)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Trace gases (excluding ozone)NO (HS&M)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
TIMED - Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics mission (2001 - 2010)