Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission or by WIGOS subcomponent

Please select either a variable or a type of mission to display a time chart of satellite instruments having the potential to provide the corresponding measurements. The selection is based on design characteristics (Expert analysis) or declared mission objectives (Simplified analysis). Such a preliminary analysis does not replace a detailed assessment of the actual instrument performances, data availability, and quality of derived environmental data records against specific user requirements.

Note: The chart can be sorted by clicking on the header columns and filtered by instrument properties when applicable. Select the period of interest with the cursor at the bottom of the chart. Future missions which are not firmly planned are shaded with stripes. A warning icon (Important note) indicates degraded satellite: hover over the icon for details. The chart is followed by a table of all potentially relevant instruments.

Select a variable

or select a type of mission

Select WIGOS subcomponents

Analysis
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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.

Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements such as the uncertainty, 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 exploited measurement technique (lidar, radar, spectrometry, radiometry)
  • for spectro-radiometry: the exploited bands (6-8, 10-13, 13-15 mm; 700-800 nm).

 

RATING CRITERIA:

1

  • Backscatter lidar
  • Lidar altimeter

2

  • Spectrometer covering the range 5-15 mm
  • Radiometer with channels in the ranges 6-8, 10-13 and 13-15 mm

3

  • Radiometer with channels in the ranges 6-8 and 10-13 mm
  • Radiometer with channels in the ranges 10-13 and 13-15 mm

4

  • Radiometer with channels in the split window 10-13 mm
  • Spectrometer or hyperspectral radiometer covering the 700-800 nm band

5

  • Radiometer with some channel in the 700-800 nm band
  • W-band cloud radar
Measurement timeline for Cloud top height

Definition:

Height of the top of the cloud (highest cloud in case of multi-layer clouds)

Hint: Move around in the timeline by scrolling up, down, left or right.

Found 375 results

This table has a large number of results.
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CATS Important note1 - primaryISS CATS51.6 °
X
X
X
CALIOP Important noteNo1 - primaryCALIPSO13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ATLID1 - primaryEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
GEDI Lidar1 - primaryISS GEDI51.6 °
X
XXX
MOLI lidar1 - primaryISS MOLI51.6 °XXXXXX
GLAS1 - primaryICESat94 °
X
XXXXXX
X
ATLAS1 - primaryICESat-294 °
X
XXX
AIRSYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CrISYes2 - very highNOAA-2013:25 asc
X
XXXXXXX
CrIS2 - very highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes2 - very highSNPP13:25 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
CrIS2 - very highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS2 - very highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes2 - very highFY-4A104.7°E
X
XXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4B123.5°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4C86.5°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes2 - very highFY-3D13:29 asc
X
XXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
IASIYes2 - very highMetop-A08:46 desc
X
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IASIYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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IASI2 - very highMetop-C09:30 desc
X
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IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
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IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
X
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo2 - very highGOSAT13:00 desc
X
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TANSO-FTS/22 - very highGOSAT-213:00 desc
X
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TES-nadir Important note2 - very highAura13:45 asc
X
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X
FORUM2 - very highFORUM09:30 descXXXX
IMG2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
IRIS-B2 - very highNimbus-312:00 desc
X
XX
X
IRIS-D2 - very highNimbus-412:00 desc
X
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X
ABI2 - very highGOES-1675.2°W
X
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ABI Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-17137.2°W
X
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ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°E
X
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ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A104.7°E
X
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AGRI2 - very highFY-4B123.5°E
X
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AGRI2 - very highFY-4C86.5°E
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AGRI2 - very highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AHIYes2 - very highHimawari-8140.7°E
X
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AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.7°E
X
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AMIYes2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
X
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FCI2 - very highMTG-I1XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I2XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I3XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I4XXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
X
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MODISYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
X
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MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-83.7°E
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X
SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-93.5°E
X
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SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-109.5°E
X
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-11
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SEVIRI Important note2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
X
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HIRS2 - very highNimbus-612:00 desc
X
XXXXXXX
X
HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-607:30 desc
X
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X
HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-807:30 desc
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X
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-914:30 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1007:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highTIROS-N14:30 asc
X
XX
X
HIRS/3 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1507:23 desc
X
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X
HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-A08:46 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1807:46 asc
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XXX
X
HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1906:46 desc
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IRAS Important note2 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
X
IRAS2 - very highFY-3B14:45 asc
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X
IRAS2 - very highFY-3C09:07 desc
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-875°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-11135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-1275°W
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SOUNDER Important noteNo2 - very highGOES-1360°W
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SOUNDER Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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SOUNDER Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-15128°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)No2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
VAS2 - very highGOES-4135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-575°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-6135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-775°W
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
ASTER Important noteYes3 - highTerra10:30 desc
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ECOSTRESS Important note3 - highISS ECOSTRESS51.6 °
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XXX
MX-LWIR3 - highGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
MX-LWIR3 - highGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
GHI3 - highFY-4B123.5°E
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XXXXXXX
GLI3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
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X
IIRNo3 - highCALIPSO13:30 asc
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-1275°W
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X
IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes3 - highGOES-1360°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes3 - highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes3 - highGOES-15128°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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XX
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-875°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-11135°W
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X
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3DR74°E
X
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IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo3 - highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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XXXXXXXXX
X
JAMI Important note3 - highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
X
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X
MERSI-2Yes3 - highFY-3D13:29 asc
X
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MERSI-23 - highFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3G50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3J50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
MI3 - highCOMS128.2°E
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X
MSI3 - highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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MSU-GS Important noteYes3 - highElectro-L N214.5°W
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MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N376°E
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MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-1
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X
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-2
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X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3
X
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-4
X
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5
X
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X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6
X
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
X
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X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3 (ADC)50°W
X
X
X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3 (X-ADC)75°W
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X
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5 (IODC)63°E
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
X
XXX
X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7
X
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X
OCTS3 - highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highFY-2A105°E
X
X
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highFY-2B105°E
X
XXX
X
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2C105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D86.5°E
X
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes3 - highFY-2E86.5°E
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X
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes3 - highFY-2F112°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2G105°E
X
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2H79°E
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SCMR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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X
THIR3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1B74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1C93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1D74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-2A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-2B93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-2D93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-2E83°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3A93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highKalpana-174°E
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VIIRSYes3 - highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS3 - highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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X
VTIR3 - highMOS-110:15 desc
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X
VTIR3 - highMOS-1B10:35 desc
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ITPR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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X
SIRS-B3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-181.3 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-281.3 °
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-381.2 °
X
X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-481.2 °
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-581.2 °
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X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-681.2 °
X
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-781.3 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-882.5 °
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-981.3 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1682.5 °
X
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1782.5 °
X
X
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-2082.5 °
X
X
X
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-182.5 °
X
X
X
SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-282.5 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-382.5 °
X
X
X
SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-482.5 °
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X
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-582.5 °
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X
X
SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-682.5 °
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X
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-214:30 asc
X
XX
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-314:30 asc
X
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-414:30 asc
X
XXX
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-514:30 asc
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XX
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SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P281.2 °
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X
X
SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P310:15 asc
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X
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P410:15 asc
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X
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SIRS-A3 - highNimbus-312:00 desc
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AATSR4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR4 - fairERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-A08:46 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important noteYes4 - fairNOAA-1507:23 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1807:46 asc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1906:46 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1B10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 asc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
MSU-MR Important note4 - fairMeteor-M N109:30 desc
X
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X
MSU-MRYes4 - fairMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MVISR4 - fairFY-1A15:30 asc
X
MVISR4 - fairFY-1B07:50 desc
X
X
MVISR4 - fairFY-1C07:00 desc
X
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1D09:00 desc
X
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X
SGLI4 - fairGCOM-C10:30 desc
X
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SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
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SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3B10:00 desc
X
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SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-312:00 desc
X
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VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairFY-3B14:45 asc
X
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X
VIRR (FY-3) Important noteYes4 - fairFY-3C09:07 desc
X
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VIRS4 - fairTRMM35 °
X
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X
NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
X
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X
TIRSYes4 - fairLandsat-810:11 desc
X
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TRISHNA4 - fairTRISHNA13:00 ascXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GOME4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
X
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X
GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-A08:46 desc
X
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GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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GOME-24 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
X
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SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
Sentinel-44 - fairMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-44 - fairMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
TROPOMI Important note4 - fairSentinel-5P13:30 asc
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GASYes4 - fairFY-3D13:29 asc
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GAS4 - fairFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
CHRIS4 - fairPROBA-107:30 desc
X
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COMIS4 - fairSTSat-317:30 asc
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DESIS4 - fairISS DESIS51.6 °
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P1 Important note10:30 desc
X
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P2 Important note10:30 desc
X
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P310:30 desc
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P410:30 descXXXXXX
GSA4 - fairResurs-P510:30 descXXXXXX
HICO4 - fairISS HICO51.6 °
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HISUI4 - fairISS HISUI51.6 °
X
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HSI4 - fairHJ-1A10:30 desc
X
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HSI (EnMAP)4 - fairEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HSI-24 - fairHJ-2A10:30 desc
X
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HSI-24 - fairHJ-2B10:30 desc
X
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HYC4 - fairPRISMA10:30 desc
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HyperionNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
X
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X
HyS-SWIR4 - fairGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-SWIR4 - fairGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T4 - fairIMS-109:30 desc
X
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X
HySIS4 - fairHySIS10:34 desc
X
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LAC Important noteNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
X
X
MERIS5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
MOS5 - marginalIRS-P310:30 desc
X
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X
OCI5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXX
OLCI Yes5 - marginalSentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
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OLCI Yes5 - marginalSentinel-3B10:00 desc
X
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OLCI 5 - marginalSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
OLCI 5 - marginalSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
X
X
X
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
X
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X
DPC5 - marginalGF-513:30 asc
X
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EPIC (DSCOVR)Yes5 - marginalDSCOVRN/A
X
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GOCI5 - marginalCOMS128.2°E
X
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X
GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°E
X
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MAIA5 - marginalMAIATBDXXXX
MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3B14:45 asc
X
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X
MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C09:07 desc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P310:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P410:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P610:15 asc
X
X
X
MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginalSICH-1M82.5 °
X
X
X
MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginalSAC-E/SABIA-MAR B10:30 descXXXXXX
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginalOceanSat-1 (IRS-P4)12:00 desc
X
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X
OCM (OceanSat-2)No5 - marginalOceanSat-211:53 desc
X
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OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalOceanSat-312:00 desc
X
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OSMI5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
X
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X
Polarimeters5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXX
POLDER5 - marginalADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalPARASOL15:20 asc
X
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X
SeaWiFS5 - marginalOrbView-2/SeaStar12:00 desc
X
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CPR (CloudSat) Important note5 - marginalCloudSat13:30 asc
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CPR (Earth-CARE)5 - marginalEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
All instruments for measuring Cloud top height
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CATS1 - primary
ACE Lidar1 - primary
CALIOP1 - primary
ATLID1 - primary
GEDI Lidar1 - primary
MOLI lidar1 - primary
VCL1 - primary
GLAS1 - primary
ATLAS1 - primary
AIRS2 - very high
CrIS2 - very high
GIIRS2 - very high
HIRAS2 - very high
HIRAS-22 - very high
IASI2 - very high
IASI-NG2 - very high
IKFS-22 - very high
IKFS-32 - very high
IRFS-GS2 - very high
IRS2 - very high
TANSO-FTS2 - very high
TANSO-FTS/22 - very high
TES-nadir2 - very high
FORUM2 - very high
IMG2 - very high
IR spectrometer2 - very high
IRIS-B2 - very high
IRIS-D2 - very high
ISR2 - very high
ABI2 - very high
AGRI2 - very high
AHI2 - very high
AMI2 - very high
FCI2 - very high
METimage2 - very high
MODIS2 - very high
MSU-GSM2 - very high
MSU-MR-MP2 - very high
SEVIRI2 - very high
HIRS2 - very high
HIRS/22 - very high
HIRS/32 - very high
HIRS/42 - very high
IRAS2 - very high
SOUNDER2 - very high
SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very high
VAS2 - very high
MSU-GS/A3 - high
ASTER3 - high
ECOSTRESS3 - high
MX-LWIR3 - high
GHI3 - high
GLI3 - high
IIR3 - high
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - high
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - high
IMAGER (INSAT)3 - high
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - high
JAMI3 - high
MERSI-23 - high
MERSI-LL3 - high
MI3 - high
MSI3 - high
MSU-GS3 - high
MVIRI3 - high
OCTS3 - high
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - high
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - high
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - high
SCMR3 - high
THIR3 - high
VHRR (INSAT)3 - high
VIIRS3 - high
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - high
VTIR3 - high
ITPR3 - high
SIRS-B3 - high
SM (Meteor-2)3 - high
SM (Meteor-3)3 - high
VTPR3 - high
SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - high
SI-GDR3 - high
SIRS-A3 - high
AATSR4 - fair
ATSR4 - fair
ATSR-24 - fair
AVHRR/24 - fair
AVHRR/34 - fair
COCTS4 - fair
MSU-MR4 - fair
MVISR4 - fair
SGLI4 - fair
SLSTR4 - fair
SSTM4 - fair
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fair
VIRS4 - fair
NIRST4 - fair
TIRS4 - fair
TRISHNA4 - fair
ACS-nadir4 - fair
GOME4 - fair
GOME-24 - fair
SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fair
Sentinel-44 - fair
Sentinel-54 - fair
TROPOMI4 - fair
GAS4 - fair
CHRIS4 - fair
COMIS4 - fair
DESIS4 - fair
GSA4 - fair
HICO4 - fair
HISUI4 - fair
HSI4 - fair
HSI (EnMAP)4 - fair
HSI-24 - fair
HYC4 - fair
Hyperion4 - fair
HyS-SWIR4 - fair
HyS-VNIR4 - fair
HySI-T4 - fair
HySIS4 - fair
LAC4 - fair
OHIS4 - fair
MERIS5 - marginal
MOS5 - marginal
OCI5 - marginal
OLCI 5 - marginal
Trasser5 - marginal
3MI5 - marginal
CZCS5 - marginal
DPC5 - marginal
EPIC (DSCOVR)5 - marginal
GOCI5 - marginal
GOCI-II5 - marginal
MAIA5 - marginal
MERSI-15 - marginal
MSU-M5 - marginal
MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginal
MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-2)5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginal
OCS5 - marginal
OSMI5 - marginal
Polarimeters5 - marginal
POLDER5 - marginal
SeaWiFS5 - marginal
SZS5 - marginal
CPR (CloudSat)5 - marginal
CPR (Earth-CARE)5 - marginal