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 Specific humidity

Definition:

3D field of the specific humidity in the atmosphere. The specific humidity is the ratio between the mass of water vapour and the mass of moist air.

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

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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
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
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
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-21 - primaryMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
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IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primary Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo1 - primaryGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryGOSAT-213:00 desc
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TES-nadir Important note1 - primaryAura13:45 asc
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IMG1 - primaryADEOS10:30 desc
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ATMSYes2 - very highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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ATMS2 - very highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ATMSYes2 - very highSNPP13:25 asc
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ATMS2 - very highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ATMS2 - very highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MWS2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MWS2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MWS2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MTVZA2 - very highMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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MTVZA-GY Important note2 - very highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MTVZA-GY Important note2 - very highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MTVZA-GY2 - very highMeteor-M N2-209:00 desc
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MTVZA-GY2 - very highMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY2 - very highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY2 - very highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY2 - very high Meteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MTVZA-OK (MW)2 - very highSICH-1M82.5 °
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MWI (MetOp-SG)2 - very highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MWI (MetOp-SG)2 - very highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MWI (MetOp-SG)2 - very highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
SSMIS Important noteNo2 - very highDMSP-F1615:50 asc
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SSMIS Important noteNo2 - very highDMSP-F1706:20 desc
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SSMIS Important noteNo2 - very highDMSP-F1807:08 desc
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SSMISNo2 - very highDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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MWHS-2Yes2 - very highFY-3C10:15 desc
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MWHS-2Yes2 - very highFY-3D14:00 asc
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MWHS-22 - very highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MWHS-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MWHS-22 - very highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MWHS-22 - very highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
MWHS-2 (FY-3RM)2 - very highFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MWHS-2 (FY-3RM)2 - very highFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
IRIS-B2 - very highNimbus-312:00 desc
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IRIS-D2 - very highNimbus-412:00 desc
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TGRS (COSMIC-2)2 - very highCOSMIC-2a24 °
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IGOR (COSMIC) Important noteNo2 - very highCOSMIC-172 °
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AMSU-B Important note3 - highNOAA-1506:30 desc
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AMSU-B3 - highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AMSU-B Important note3 - highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HSB Important noteNo3 - highAqua13:30 asc
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MHS Important noteYes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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MHSYes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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MHS3 - highMetop-C09:30 desc
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MHSYes3 - highNOAA-1807:40 desc
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MHS Important noteYes3 - highNOAA-1915:44 asc
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MWHS-13 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
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MWHS-1Yes3 - highFY-3B13:38 asc
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SAPHIR3 - highMegha-Tropiques20 °
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SSM/T-23 - highDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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SSM/T-23 - highDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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SSM/T-2 Important noteNo3 - highDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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SSM/T-2 Important noteNo3 - highDMSP-F1514:50 asc
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ICI 3 - highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
ICI 3 - highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
ICI 3 - highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MW sounder3 - highTROPICS30 °XXXXXX
MODISYes3 - highAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes3 - highTerra10:30 desc
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
ABI3 - highGOES-1675.2°W
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ABIYes3 - highGOES-1789.5°W
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ABI3 - highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI3 - highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes3 - highFY-4A105°E
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AGRI3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI3 - highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI3 - highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI3 - highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI3 - highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI3 - highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AHIYes3 - highHimawari-8140.7°E
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AHI3 - highHimawari-9140.7°E
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AMI3 - highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.25°E
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FCI3 - highMTG-I19.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI3 - highMTG-I29.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI3 - highMTG-I39.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI3 - highMTG-I49.5°EXXXXXXXXX
GLI3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
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MetImage3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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MSU-GS Important noteYes3 - highElectro-L N276°E
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MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N314.5°WXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM3 - highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM3 - highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM3 - highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI3 - highMeteosat-83.7°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes3 - highMeteosat-93.5°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes3 - highMeteosat-109.5°E
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SEVIRI3 - highMeteosat-11
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SEVIRI3 - highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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HIRS3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-607:30 desc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-807:30 desc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-914:30 asc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-1007:30 desc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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HIRS/23 - highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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HIRS/23 - highTIROS-N14:30 asc
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HIRS/3 Important note3 - highNOAA-1506:30 desc
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HIRS/33 - highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/33 - highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4Yes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note3 - highNOAA-1807:40 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note3 - highNOAA-1915:44 asc
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IRAS Important note3 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
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IRASYes3 - highFY-3B13:38 asc
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IRASYes3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-875°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-9135°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-10135°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-11135°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-1275°W
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SOUNDER Important noteNo3 - highGOES-1360°W
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SOUNDERYes3 - highGOES-14105°W
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SOUNDERYes3 - highGOES-15135°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DR74°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
VAS3 - highGOES-4135°W
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VAS3 - highGOES-575°W
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VAS3 - highGOES-6135°W
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VAS3 - highGOES-775°W
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FWS3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P281.2 °
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P310:15 asc
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P410:15 asc
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ARMA-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ARMA-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
Tri-G (JASON-CS)3 - highJASON-CS-A66 °XXXXXXXX
Tri-G (JASON-CS)3 - highJASON-CS-B66 °XXXXXXXX
AOPOD Important note3 - highKOMPSAT-506:00 asc
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GNOSYes3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
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GNOSYes3 - highFY-3D14:00 asc
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GNOS3 - highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
GNOS3 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
GNOS3 - highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
GNOS3 - highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
GNOS3 - highFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
GNOS3 - highFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
Radiomet3 - highMeteor-M N312:00 ascXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO3 - highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
GOLPE3 - highSAC-C10:20 desc
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GRASYes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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GRASYes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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GRAS3 - highMetop-C09:30 desc
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IGOR (TacSat-2)3 - highTacSat-240 °
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ROSA3 - highMegha-Tropiques20 °
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ROSA Important note3 - highSAC-D06:00 desc
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BlackJack (CHAMP) Important note3 - highCHAMP87 °
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BlackJack (GRACE) Important noteNo3 - highGRACE (2 sats)89 °
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GPS/MET3 - highOrbView-1/MicroLab70 °
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IGOR (TanDEM)3 - highTanDEM-X06:00 desc
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IGOR (TerraSAR)3 - highTerraSAR-X06:00 desc
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IGOR (TerraSAR)3 - highTSX-NG06:00 descXXXXXXXX
ROHPP3 - highSEOSAR/Paz06:00 asc
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ROSA (OceanSat)No3 - highOceanSat-211:50 desc
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Tri-G (GRACE-FO)3 - highGRACE-FO (2 sats)89 °
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TRSR (Ørsted) Important noteNo3 - highØrsted96.5 °
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SIRS-B4 - fairNimbus-412:00 desc
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SCR (Nimbus-5)4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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CHRIS4 - fairPROBA-1 Important note07:30 desc
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COMIS4 - fairSTSat-310:30 desc
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P110:30 desc
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P210:30 desc
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P310:30 desc
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HICO4 - fairISS HICO51.6 °
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HSI4 - fairHJ-1A Important note10:30 desc
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HSI (EnMAP)4 - fairEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HYC4 - fairPRISMA10:30 desc
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HyperionNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
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HyS-SWIR4 - fairGISAT83°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT83°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T4 - fairIMS-109:30 desc
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HySIS4 - fairHySIS10:30 desc
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LAC Important noteNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
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MERSI-14 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
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MERSI-1Yes4 - fairFY-3B13:38 asc
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MERSI-1 Important note4 - fairFY-3C10:15 desc
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MERSI-2Yes4 - fairFY-3D14:00 asc
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MERSI-24 - fairFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
MLS (EOS-Aura)4 - fairAura13:45 asc
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SMRNo4 - fairOdin06:00 desc
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MLS 4 - fairUARS57 °
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ILAS-II4 - fairADEOS-210:30 desc
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MIPAS4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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TES-limb Important note4 - fairAura13:45 asc
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ACS-limb4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-limb4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCIAMACHY-limb4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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OMPS-limb4 - fairJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
OMPS-limbYes4 - fairSNPP13:25 asc
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OMPS-limb4 - fairJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
OMPS-limb4 - fairJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
OSIRISNo4 - fairOdin06:00 desc
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OMS-limb4 - fairFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
ACE-FTS5 - marginalSCISAT-173.9 °
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AIUS5 - marginalGF-513:30 asc
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ILAS-I5 - marginalADEOS10:30 desc
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SAGE-III5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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SAGE-III5 - marginalISS SAGE-III51.6 °
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GOMOS Important note5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
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MAESTRO Important note5 - marginalSCISAT-173.9 °
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SAGE-II5 - marginalERBS57 °
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All instruments for measuring Specific humidity
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
IR spectrometer1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
GIIRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IRFS-GS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
AIRS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
CrIS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
HIRAS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IASI1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IASI-NG1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IKFS-21 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IKFS-31 - primaryCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryCloud sensitive..
TES-nadir1 - primaryCloud sensitive..
IMG1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
GeoSTAR2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
ATMS2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MWS2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MIS2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MTVZA2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MTVZA-GY2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MTVZA-GY-MP2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MTVZA-OK (MW)2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MWI (MetOp-SG)2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
SSMIS2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MWHS-22 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
MWHS-2 (FY-3RM)2 - very highCoarse vertical resolution..
IRIS-B2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
IRIS-D2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Along-track only..
TGRS (COSMIC-2)2 - very highInaccurate in high troposphere..
IGOR (COSMIC)2 - very highInaccurate in high troposphere..
AMSU-B3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
HSB3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
MHS3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
MWHS-13 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
SAPHIR3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
SSM/T-23 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
ICI 3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
MW sounder3 - highCoarse vertical resolution..
MODIS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution..
ISR3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
MSU-GS/A3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
ABI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
AGRI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
AHI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
AMI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
FCI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
GLI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
MetImage3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
MSU-GS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
MSU-GSM3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
SEVIRI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
HIRS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
HIRS/23 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
HIRS/33 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
HIRS/43 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
IRAS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
SOUNDER3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
SOUNDER (INSAT)3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
VAS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only..
FWS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only.. Along-track only..
SI-GDR3 - highCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Middle troposphere only.. Along-track only..
ARMA-MP3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
Tri-G (JASON-CS)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
AOPOD3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
GNOS3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
GNSS-RO3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
Radiomet3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
RO3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
GOLPE3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
GRAS3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
IGOR (TacSat-2)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
ROSA3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
BlackJack (CHAMP)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
BlackJack (GRACE)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
GPS/MET3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
IGOR (TanDEM)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
IGOR (TerraSAR)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
ROHPP3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
ROSA (OceanSat)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
Tri-G (GRACE-FO)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
TRSR (Ørsted)3 - highInaccurate in high troposphere..
SIRS-B4 - fairCloud sensitive.. High troposphere only..
SCR (Nimbus-5)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. High troposphere only.. Along-track only..
ACS-nadir4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Daylight only..
SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Daylight only..
CHRIS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
COMIS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
DESIS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
GSA4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HICO4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI (EnMAP)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HYC4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
Hyperion4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-SWIR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-VNIR4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySI-T4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySIS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
LAC4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
OHIS4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
MERSI-14 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Daylight only..
MERSI-24 - fairCloud sensitive.. Very coarse vertical resolution.. Daylight only..
MLS (EOS-Aura)4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
SMR4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
MLS 4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
ILAS-II4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
MIPAS4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
TES-limb4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
ACS-limb4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere.. Daylight only..
SCIAMACHY-limb4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere.. Daylight only..
OMPS-limb4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere.. Daylight only..
OSIRIS4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere.. Daylight only..
OMS-limb4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere.. Daylight only..
ACE-FTS5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes..
AIUS5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes..
ILAS-I5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes..
SAGE-III5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes.. Daylight only..
GOMOS5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere..
MAESTRO5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes.. Daylight only..
SAGE-II5 - marginalLimited to high atmosphere.. Limited to high latitudes.. Daylight only..