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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.

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Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements such as the uncertainty, the vertical resolution, and the frequency and spatial resolution of the retrieved measurement in comparison with the space-time variability of the geophysical parameter.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the observing technique (active or passive).

 

RATING CRITERIA:

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  • Radar scatterometer in C-band and Ku-band

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  • Radar scatterometer in C-band or Ku-band

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  • Polarimetric MW radiometer

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Measurement timeline for Wind vector (near surface) Help icon
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Found 33 results

This table has a large number of results.
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WindRAD1 - primaryFY-3E05:40 desc
X
XXXXXX
WindRAD1 - primaryFY-3J05:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
AMI-SCAT2 - very highERS-110:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
AMI-SCAT2 - very highERS-210:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASCATNo2 - very highMetop-A07:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASCATYes2 - very highMetop-B09:31 desc50
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
ASCATYes2 - very highMetop-C09:31 desc85
X
XXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)2 - very highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)2 - very highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)2 - very highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
NSCAT2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
OSCAT Important note2 - very highOceanSat-211:53 desc
X
XXXX
X
OSCATNo2 - very highScatSat-108:45 desc
X
XXXX
X
OSCAT-32 - very highOceanSat-312:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
OSCAT-32 - very highOceanSat-3A12:00 desc
X
XXXXX
RapidScat2 - very highISS RapidScat51.6 °
X
X
X
SASS2 - very highSeaSat108 °
X
SCAT (CFOSAT) Important note2 - very highCFOSAT07:00 desc
X
XXXX
SCAT (CFOSAT)2 - very highCFOSAT follow-on07:00 desc
X
XXXXX
SCAT (incl)2 - very highHY-2C66 °275
X
XXXXX
SCAT (incl)2 - very highHY-2F66 °XXXXXX
SCAT (incl)2 - very highHY-2G66 °XXXXXX
SCAT (sso)2 - very highHY-2A06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
SCAT (sso)2 - very highHY-2B06:00 desc273
X
XXXXX
SCAT (sso)2 - very highHY-2E06:00 descXXXXXX
SCAT (sso)2 - very highHY-2D66 °
X
XXXXX
SeaWinds2 - very highADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
SeaWinds2 - very highQuikSCAT06:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
CIMR3 - highCIMR06:00 descXXXXXX
MTVZA-OK (MW)3 - highSICH-1M82.5 °
X
X
X
MWI (WSF-M)3 - highWSF-M1
X
XXXXXX
WindSat Important noteNo3 - highCoriolis06:10 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
COWVR3 - highISS COWVR51.6 °
X
XXX
All instruments for measuring Wind vector (near surface)
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
WindRAD1 - primary
AMI-SCAT2 - very high
ASCAT2 - very high
SCA (Scatterometer)2 - very high
NSCAT2 - very high
OSCAT2 - very high
OSCAT-32 - very high
RapidScat2 - very high
SASS2 - very high
SCAT (CFOSAT)2 - very high
SCAT (incl)2 - very high
SCAT (Meteor-M N3)2 - very high
SCAT (sso)2 - very high
SeaWinds2 - very high
CIMR3 - high
MTVZA-OK (MW)3 - high
MWI (WSF-M)3 - high
WindSat3 - high
COWVR3 - high