Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission

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.

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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.
Measurement timeline for NO2 Total Column

Definition:

2D Field of NO2 (Nitrogen dioxide), integrated over the total column.

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

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GEMS1 - primaryGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
TEMPO1 - primaryTEMPOTBDXXXXXXXX
EMI1 - primaryGF-513:30 asc
X
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GOME1 - primaryERS-210:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
GOME-2Yes1 - primaryMetop-A09:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
GOME-2Yes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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GOME-21 - primaryMetop-C09:30 desc
X
XXXXXX
SCIAMACHY-nadir1 - primaryEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
TES-nadir Important note1 - primaryAura13:45 asc
X
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X
IMG1 - primaryADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
Sentinel-42 - very highMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-42 - very highMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
OMI 2 - very highAura13:45 asc
X
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OMS-nadir2 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
Sentinel-52 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-52 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-52 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
TROPOMI2 - very highSentinel-5P13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
UVAS2 - very highSEOSat/Ingenio10:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASIYes2 - very highMetop-A09:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
IASIYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
IASI2 - very highMetop-C09:30 desc
X
XXXXXX
IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo2 - very highGOSAT-113:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTS/22 - very highGOSAT-213:00 desc
X
XXXXX
OMPS-nadirYes3 - highNOAA-2013:25 asc
X
XXXXXXX
OMPS-nadir3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
OMPS-nadirYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
X
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OMPS-nadir3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
OMPS-nadir3 - highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
Ozonometer-33 - highZondTBDXXXX
Ozonometer-TM3 - highIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
Ozonometer-TM3 - highIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
TOMS3 - highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
TOMS3 - highMeteor-3-582.5 °
X
X
X
TOMS3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
TOMS3 - highTOMS Earth Probe12:00 desc
X
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X
TOU3 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
X
XXXXXX
X
TOUYes3 - highFY-3B13:38 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
TOUYes3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
X
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BUV3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
X
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X
SBUS Important note3 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
X
SBUSYes3 - highFY-3B13:38 asc
X
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SBUSYes3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
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SBUV3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-914:30 asc
X
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X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1007:30 desc
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X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1114:10 asc
X
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X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1314:00 asc
X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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X
SBUV/23 - highNOAA-1707:03 desc
X
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X
SBUV/2 Important note3 - highNOAA-1808:32 desc
X
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X
SBUV/2 Important noteYes3 - highNOAA-1904:46 desc
X
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IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
IKFS-24 - fairMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
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IKFS-24 - fairMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
X
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IKFS-24 - fairMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-24 - fairMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-24 - fairMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-24 - fair Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GIIRSYes5 - marginalFY-4A105°E
X
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GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS5 - marginalFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AIRSYes5 - marginalAqua13:30 asc
X
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CrISYes5 - marginalNOAA-2013:25 asc
X
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CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes5 - marginalSNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes5 - marginalFY-3D14:00 asc
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HIRAS5 - marginalFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS5 - marginalFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS5 - marginalFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS5 - marginalFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
All instruments for measuring NO2 Total Column
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
GEMS1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
TEMPO1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
EMI1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
GOME1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
GOME-21 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
SCIAMACHY-nadir1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
IASI-NG1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
TES-nadir1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IMG1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
Sentinel-42 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
ACS-nadir2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
OMI 2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
OMS-nadir2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
Sentinel-52 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
TROPOMI2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
UVAS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
IASI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
IKFS-32 - very highCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS/22 - very highCloud sensitive..
OMPS-nadir3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
Ozonometer-33 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
Ozonometer-TM3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
TOMS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
TOU3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only..
BUV3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Along-track only..
SBUS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Along-track only..
SBUV3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Along-track only..
SBUV/23 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Along-track only..
IRFS-GS4 - fairCloud sensitive..
IRS4 - fairCloud sensitive..
IKFS-24 - fairCloud sensitive..
IR spectrometer4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
GIIRS5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
AIRS5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
CrIS5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
HIRAS5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..