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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or select a type of mission

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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 Sea surface temperature

Definition: Temperature of the sea water at surface. The “bulk” temperature refers to the depth of typically 2 m, the “skin” temperature refers to within the upper 1 mm.

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

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AATSR1 - primaryEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR1 - primaryERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note1 - primaryERS-210:30 desc
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SLSTRYes1 - primarySentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SLSTRYes1 - primarySentinel-3B10:00 desc
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SLSTR1 - primarySentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR1 - primarySentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
AIRSYes1 - primaryAqua13:30 asc
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CrISYes1 - primaryNOAA-2013:25 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes1 - primarySNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes1 - primaryFY-4A105°E
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GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes1 - primaryFY-3D14:00 asc
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HIRAS1 - primaryFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS1 - primaryFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS1 - primaryFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS1 - primaryFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-A09:30 desc
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IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI1 - primaryMetop-C09:30 desc
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IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TES-nadir Important note1 - primaryAura13:45 asc
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IMG1 - primaryADEOS10:30 desc
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-1675.2°W
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ABIYes2 - very highGOES-1789.5°W
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ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A105°E
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AGRI2 - very highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
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
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AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.7°E
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AMI2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.25°E
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes2 - very highMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/32 - very highMetop-C09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important noteYes2 - very highNOAA-1506:30 desc
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AVHRR/32 - very highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes2 - very highNOAA-1807:40 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes2 - very highNOAA-1915:44 asc
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FCI2 - very highMTG-I19.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I29.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I39.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I49.5°EXXXXXXXXX
GLI2 - very highADEOS-210:30 desc
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highGOES-1275°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-1360°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes2 - very highGOES-15135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-875°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-9135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-10135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-11135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo2 - very highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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JAMI Important note2 - very highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
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MERSI-2Yes2 - very highFY-3D14:00 asc
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MERSI-22 - very highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
MetImage2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MIYes2 - very highCOMS128.2°E
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MODISYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
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MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N129.6°W
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MSU-GS Important noteYes2 - very highElectro-L N276°E
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MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N314.5°WXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
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 Important note2 - very highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes2 - very highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MSU-MR2 - very highMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
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MSU-MR2 - very highMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR2 - very highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR2 - very highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR2 - very high Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MVISR2 - very highFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR2 - very highFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR2 - very highFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR2 - very highFY-1D09:00 desc
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OCTS2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highFY-2C123.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highFY-2D123.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes2 - very highFY-2E86.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes2 - very highFY-2F112°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes2 - very highFY-2G105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes2 - very highFY-2H79°E
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-83.7°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-93.5°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-109.5°E
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-11
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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VIIRSYes2 - very highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes2 - very highSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)2 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes2 - very highFY-3B13:38 asc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes2 - very highFY-3C10:15 desc
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VIRS2 - very highTRMM35 °
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-607:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-807:30 desc
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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
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HIRS/3 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1506:30 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4Yes2 - very highMetop-A09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1807:40 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1915:44 asc
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IRAS Important note2 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
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IRASYes2 - very highFY-3B13:38 asc
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IRASYes2 - very highFY-3C10:15 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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SOUNDERYes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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SOUNDERYes2 - very highGOES-15135°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)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - 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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MTVZA-OK (MW)2 - very highSICH-1M82.5 °
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WindSat Important noteNo2 - very highCoriolis06:10 desc
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NIRST2 - very highSAC-D06:00 desc
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HIRS3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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ITPR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
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IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - high Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo3 - highGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/23 - highGOSAT-213:00 desc
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IRIS-B3 - highNimbus-312:00 desc
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IRIS-D3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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AMSR3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
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AMSR-2No3 - highGCOM-W13:30 asc
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AMSR-E Important noteNo3 - highAqua13:30 asc
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MSMR3 - highOceanSat-1 (IRS-P4)12:00 desc
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MTVZA-GY-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MWI (HY-2A)3 - highHY-2A06:00 desc
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MWI (HY-2A)3 - highHY-2B06:00 desc
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SMMR3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
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SMMR3 - highSeaSat108 °
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AVHRR4 - fairNOAA-607:30 desc
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AVHRR4 - fairNOAA-807:30 desc
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AVHRR4 - fairNOAA-1007:30 desc
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AVHRR4 - fairTIROS-N14:30 asc
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HRIR4 - fairNimbus-112:00 desc
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HRIR4 - fairNimbus-211:30 desc
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HRIR4 - fairNimbus-312:00 desc
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MTVZA-OK (optical)4 - fairSICH-1M82.5 °
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GF-4 imagerNo4 - fairGF-4106°E
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HRSAT-14 - fairHRSAT-109:30 descXXXXXX
HSRS4 - fairBIRD10:30 desc
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IIP4 - fairKOMPSAT-3A13:30 asc
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IRMSS (HJ-1B)4 - fairHJ-1B Important note10:30 desc
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MIRIS/MEOC4 - fairSTSat-310:30 desc
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MSU-IK-SR4 - fairKANOPUS-V-IK-110:30 asc
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MSU-SK14 - fairResurs-O1-410:15 asc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1B Important note10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
IIRNo4 - fairCALIPSO13:30 asc
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MSI4 - fairEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
SGLI4 - fairGCOM-C10:30 desc
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SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fairHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-1B10:35 desc
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ASTER Important noteYes4 - fairTerra10:30 desc
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ECOSTRESS4 - fairISS ECOSTRESS51.6 °
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HRMX-TIR4 - fairGISAT83°EXXXXXXXX
TIRSYes4 - fairLandsat-810:15 desc
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TRISHNA4 - fairTRISHNA13:00 ascXXXXXX
SI-GDR4 - fairMeteor-P281.2 °
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SI-GDR4 - fairMeteor-P310:15 asc
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SI-GDR4 - fairMeteor-P410:15 asc
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-181.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-281.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-381.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-481.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-581.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-681.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-781.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-981.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-682.5 °
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Delta-2D4 - fairOkean-O-182.5 °
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SHF4 - fairMeteor-P181.2 °
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SHF4 - fairMeteor-P281.2 °
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SHF4 - fairMeteor-P310:15 asc
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SHF4 - fairMeteor-P610:15 asc
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R6004 - fairOkean-O-182.5 °
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CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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GHI5 - marginalFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
HCMR5 - marginalHCMM14:00 asc
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-881.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-981.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1981.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-181.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-281.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-781.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-882.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-981.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-182.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-282.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-382.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-482.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-582.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-682.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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MERSI-1Yes5 - marginalFY-3B13:38 asc
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MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-1
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-2
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-3
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-4
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-5
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-6
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-3 (ADC)50°W
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-3 (X-ADC)75°W
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-5 (IODC)63°E
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
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MVIRI5 - marginalMeteosat-7
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0210:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0306:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0410:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0506:20 
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0806:10 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1007:30 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1305:51 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1514:50 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1615:50 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:20 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1807:08 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)5 - marginalFY-2A105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)5 - marginalFY-2B105°E
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SCMR5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
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SR5 - marginalITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-113:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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STR (Electro)5 - marginalElectro-GOMS76.5°E
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THIR5 - marginalNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR5 - marginalNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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VHRR (ATS)5 - marginalATS-694°W
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-1B74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-1C93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-1D74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-2A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-2B93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-2D93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-2E83°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalINSAT-3A93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalKalpana-174°E
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalSeaSat108 °
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VISSR5 - marginalGOES-1135°W
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VISSR5 - marginalGOES-275°W
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VISSR5 - marginalGOES-3135°W
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VISSR5 - marginalSMS-175°W
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VISSR5 - marginalSMS-2135°W
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-1 (GMS-1)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-2 (GMS-2)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-3 (GMS-3)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-4 (GMS-4)140°E
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CIRCNo5 - marginalALOS-212:00 desc
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ETM+ Important noteYes5 - marginalLandsat-710:00 desc
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IRMSS5 - marginalCBERS-110:30 desc
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IRMSS Important note5 - marginalCBERS-210:30 desc
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IRMSS-25 - marginalCBERS-410:30 asc
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IRMSS-25 - marginalCBERS-4A10:30 asc
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IRS (SJ-9)5 - marginalSJ-9B Important note10:30 desc
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-182.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-282.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-582.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-682.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-782.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalSICH-182.5 °
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-110:15 asc
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-210:15 asc
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-310:15 asc
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
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MSU-V5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
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TM5 - marginalLandsat-410:00 desc
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TM5 - marginalLandsat-509:45 desc
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SIRS-B5 - marginalNimbus-412:00 desc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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SIRS-A5 - marginalNimbus-312:00 desc
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GMI (core)No5 - marginalGPM Core Observatory65 °
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MTVZA-GY Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MTVZA-GY Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MTVZA-GY5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
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MTVZA-GY5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY5 - marginal Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MWRI Important note5 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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MWRIYes5 - marginalFY-3B13:38 asc
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MWRIYes5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
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MWRIYes5 - marginalFY-3D14:00 asc
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MWRI5 - marginalFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MWRI5 - marginalFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MWRI (FY-3RM)5 - marginalFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MWRI (FY-3RM)5 - marginalFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
TMI 5 - marginalTRMM35 °
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All instruments for measuring Sea surface temperature
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
AATSR1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
ATSR1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
ATSR-21 - primaryCloud sensitive..
SLSTR1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
AIRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
CrIS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
GIIRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
HIRAS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IASI1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IASI-NG1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IKFS-31 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IRFS-GS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
TES-nadir1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IMG1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
ISR2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
MSU-GS/A2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
ABI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
AGRI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
AHI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
AMI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
AVHRR/22 - very highCloud sensitive..
AVHRR/32 - very highCloud sensitive..
FCI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
GLI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
JAMI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MERSI-22 - very highCloud sensitive..
MetImage2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MODIS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MSU-GS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MSU-GSM2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MSU-MR2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MVISR2 - very highCloud sensitive..
OCTS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
SEVIRI2 - very highCloud sensitive..
VIIRS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
VIRR (FY-3)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
VIRS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
HIRS/22 - very highCloud sensitive..
HIRS/32 - very highCloud sensitive..
HIRS/42 - very highCloud sensitive..
IRAS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
SOUNDER2 - very highCloud sensitive..
SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highCloud sensitive..
VAS2 - very highCloud sensitive..
MIS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MTVZA-OK (MW)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
WindSat2 - very highNo specific limitation..
NIRST2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
HIRS3 - highCloud sensitive..
ITPR3 - highCloud sensitive..
SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
IKFS-23 - highCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS3 - highCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS/23 - highCloud sensitive..
IR spectrometer3 - highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
IRIS-B3 - highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
IRIS-D3 - highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
AMSR3 - highNo specific limitation..
AMSR-23 - highNo specific limitation..
AMSR-E3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSMR3 - highNo specific limitation..
MTVZA-GY-MP3 - highNo specific limitation..
MWI (HY-2A)3 - highNo specific limitation..
SMMR3 - highNo specific limitation..
AVHRR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Affected by sunlight..
HRIR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Affected by sunlight..
MTVZA-OK (optical)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Affected by sunlight..
GF-4 imager4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
HRSAT-14 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
HSRS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
IIP4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
IRMSS (HJ-1B)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
MIRIS/MEOC4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
MSU-IK-SR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
MSU-SK14 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight..
COCTS4 - fairCloud sensitive..
IIR4 - fairCloud sensitive..
MSI4 - fairCloud sensitive..
SGLI4 - fairCloud sensitive..
SSTM4 - fairCloud sensitive..
VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fairCloud sensitive..
VTIR4 - fairCloud sensitive..
ASTER4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
ECOSTRESS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
HRMX-TIR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
TIRS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
TRISHNA4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
SI-GDR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairCloud sensitive..
SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairCloud sensitive..
Delta-2D4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SHF4 - fairNo specific limitation..
R6004 - fairAlong-track only..
CZCS5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
GHI5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
HCMR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
Klimat5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
MERSI-15 - marginalCloud sensitive..
MVIRI5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
OLS5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
SCMR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
SR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
STR (Electro)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
THIR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VHRR (ATS)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VHRR (INSAT)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VISSR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
CIRC5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
ETM5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
ETM+5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
IRMSS5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
IRMSS-25 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
IRS (SJ-9)5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
MSU-V5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
TM5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage..
SIRS-B5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
VTPR5 - marginalCloud sensitive..
SIRS-A5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
GMI (constellation)5 - marginalWarm temperature only..
GMI (core)5 - marginalWarm temperature only..
MTVZA-GY5 - marginalWarm temperature only..
MWRI5 - marginalWarm temperature only..
MWRI (FY-3RM)5 - marginalWarm temperature only..
TMI 5 - marginalWarm temperature only..