Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission or by WIGOS subcomponent
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 vertical resolution allowed by the sensing technique (lidar, radio-occultation, IR spectrometry).
Multi-beam backscatter lidar
Cluster of radio-occultation sounders
Nadir-pointing backscatter lidar
Radio-occultation sounder tracking >=2 GNSS systems in setting and/or rising phase
Nadir-pointing lidar altimeter
Radio-occultation sounder tracking <2 GNSS systems in setting and/or rising phase
High-resolution cross-nadir spectrometer in MWIR and TIR
Medium-resolution cross-nadir spectrometer in MWIR and TIR
High-resolution non-scanning spectrometer in MWIR and TIR
Medium-resolution cross-nadir spectrometer in TIR only
OSCAR/Space Version 2.6 released
OSCAR/Space Version 2.6 was released including new features related to Gap Analysis and satellite status information. With version 2.6 OSCAR/Space has a new URL; https://space.oscar.wmo.int. Please read more via the link here.