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 Wind (horizontal)

Definition:

3D field of the horizontal vector component (2D) of the 3D wind vector. The acuracy is meant as vector error, i.e. the module of the vector difference between the observed vector and the true vector.

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

Found 292 results

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ALADIN1 - primaryADM-Aeolus06:00 desc
X
XXX
GIIRSYes2 - very highFY-4A104.7°E
X
XXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
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
ABI2 - very highGOES-1689.5°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-S75°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A104.7°E
X
XXXXX
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
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.7°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AMI2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I19.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I29.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I39.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I49.5°EXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-83.7°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
SEVIRIYes2 - very highMeteosat-99.5°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRIYes2 - very highMeteosat-10
X
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-113.4°W
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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XXX
ISR2 - very highPCW-163.4 °XXXXXXXX
ISR2 - very highPCW-263.4 °XXXXXXXX
GHI3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-1275°W
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XXXXXXXX
X
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-1375°W
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XXXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-15135°W
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XXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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X
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-875°W
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XXXXXXXXX
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9135°W
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XXXXXXX
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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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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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X
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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XX
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DR74°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteYes3 - highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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JAMI Important note3 - highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
MIYes3 - highCOMS-1128.2°E
X
XXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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XXXXX
MSU-GS Important noteYes3 - highElectro-L N276.1°E
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XXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N314.5°WXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-1
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X
X
MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-2
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XXXXXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-4
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XXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5
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XXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3 (ADC)50°W
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3 (X-ADC)75°W
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5 (IODC)63°E
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
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XXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7
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XXXXXXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highFY-2A105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highFY-2B105°E
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XXXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2C123.5°E
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XXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D123.5°E
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XXXXXXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes3 - highFY-2E86.5°E
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XXXXXXXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes3 - highFY-2F112°E
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XXXXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2G105°E
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XXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highFY-2H86.5°EXXXXX
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1B74°E
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XXXXXXXXX
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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)Yes3 - highKalpana-174°E
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VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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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
GLI4 - fairADEOS-210:30 desc
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IIRNo4 - fairCALIPSO13:30 asc
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MERSI-24 - fairFY-3D14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
MetImage4 - fairMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage4 - fairMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage4 - fairMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes4 - fairAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes4 - fairTerra10:30 desc
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MSI4 - fairEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
OCTS4 - fairADEOS10:30 desc
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SCMR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-712:00 desc
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VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-113:30 asc
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VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes4 - fairSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VTIR4 - fairMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-1B10:35 desc
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STR (Electro)4 - fairElectro-GOMS76.5°E
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VHRR (ATS)4 - fairATS-694°W
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VISSR4 - fairGOES-1135°W
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VISSR4 - fairGOES-275°W
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VISSR4 - fairGOES-3135°W
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VISSR4 - fairSMS-175°W
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VISSR4 - fairSMS-2135°W
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-1 (GMS-1)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-2 (GMS-2)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-3 (GMS-3)140°E
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-4 (GMS-4)140°E
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MISRYes4 - fairTerra10:30 desc
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HRDI4 - fairUARS57 °
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MIGHTI4 - fairICON27 °
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TIDI 4 - fairTIMED74 °
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WINDII4 - fairUARS57 °
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CCD5 - marginalINSAT-2E83°E
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CCD5 - marginalINSAT-3A93.5°E
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GOCIYes5 - marginalCOMS-1128.2°E
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GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
MSSCC5 - marginalATS-345°W
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SSCC5 - marginalATS-1150°W
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AATSR5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR5 - marginalERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note5 - marginalERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-607:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-807:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-1007:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalTIROS-N14:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/35 - marginalMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
AVHRR/3 Important noteYes5 - marginalNOAA-1518:15 asc
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AVHRR/35 - marginalNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note5 - marginalNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalNOAA-1819:02 asc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalNOAA-1915:20 asc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1B Important note10:30 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1C10:30 descXXXXXXX
COCTS5 - marginalHY-1D13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS5 - marginalHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS5 - marginalHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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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-3B14:45 asc
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MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
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MSU-MR Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes5 - marginalMeteor-M N209:10 desc
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MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-209:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-315:09 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginal Meteor-M N2-609:00 XXXXXX
MVISR5 - marginalFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1D09:00 desc
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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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OLS Important noteNo5 - marginalDMSP-F14 Important note16:45 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F15 Important note14:36 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F16 Important note15:50 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:29 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1806:28 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-S2005:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI5 - marginalGCOM-C110:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI5 - marginalGCOM-C210:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI5 - marginalGCOM-C310:30 descXXXXXX
SLSTRYes5 - marginalSentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SLSTR5 - marginalSentinel-3B10:00 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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TIR5 - marginalOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
TIR5 - marginalOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
X
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X
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
X
XXX
X
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
X
XX
X
VIRR (FY-3)5 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
VIRR (FY-3)Yes5 - marginalFY-3B14:45 asc
X
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
X
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VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalSeaSat108 °
X
All instruments for measuring Wind (horizontal)
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
3D-Winds Lidar1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only..
ALADIN1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only..
GIIRS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
IRFS-GS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
IRS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
ABI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
AGRI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
AHI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
AMI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
FCI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MSU-GSM2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
SEVIRI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
ISR2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
GHI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
JAMI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MSU-GS3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MVIRI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MSU-GS/A3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited coverage (only above 40° North).
GLI4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
IIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MERSI-24 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MetImage4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MODIS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MSI4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
OCTS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
SCMR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
THIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
VIIRS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
VTIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
STR (Electro)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
VHRR (ATS)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
VISSR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed..
MISR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
HRDI4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
MIGHTI4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
TIDI 4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
WINDII4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
CCD5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
GOCI5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
GOCI-II5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MSSCC5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
SSCC5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
AATSR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
ATSR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
ATSR-25 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
AVHRR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
AVHRR/25 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
AVHRR/35 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
COCTS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
CZCS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
HCMR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
Klimat5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MERSI-15 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MSU-MR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
MVISR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
OLS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
SGLI5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
SLSTR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
SR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
TIR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
VIRR (FY-3)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..
VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Polar regions only..