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 Cloud top height

Definition:

Height of the top of the cloud (highest cloud in case of multi-layer clouds)

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

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CATS Important note1 - primaryISS CATS51.6 °
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CALIOPNo1 - primaryCALIPSO13:30 asc
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ATLID1 - primaryEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
GEDI Lidar1 - primaryISS GEDI51.6 °
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MOLI lidar1 - primaryISS MOLI51.6 °XXXXXX
GLAS1 - primaryICESat94 °
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ATLAS1 - primaryICESat-294 °
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AIRSYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
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CrIS Important noteYes2 - very highSNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS2 - very highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS2 - very highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrISYes2 - very highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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CrIS2 - very highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes2 - very highFY-4A105°E
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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
HIRASYes2 - very highFY-3D14:00 asc
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HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS-22 - very highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
IASIYes2 - very highMetop-A09:30 desc
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IASIYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI2 - very highMetop-C09:30 desc
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IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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IKFS-22 - very highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-32 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo2 - very highGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/22 - very highGOSAT-213:00 desc
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TES-nadir Important note2 - very highAura13:45 asc
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IMG2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
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IRIS-B2 - very highNimbus-312:00 desc
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IRIS-D2 - very highNimbus-412:00 desc
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ABI2 - very highGOES-1675.2°W
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ABIYes2 - very highGOES-17137.2°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
AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.7°E
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AHIYes2 - very highHimawari-8140.7°E
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AMIYes2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
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FCI2 - very highMTG-I1XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I2XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I3XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I4XXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
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MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
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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SEVIRI Important note2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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HIRS2 - very highNimbus-612:00 desc
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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-1506:54 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/4 Important noteYes2 - 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-1808:32 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1904:46 desc
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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-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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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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SOUNDER Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-15128°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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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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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
ASTER Important noteYes3 - highTerra10:30 desc
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ECOSTRESS Important note3 - highISS ECOSTRESS51.6 °
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MX-LWIR3 - highGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
MX-LWIR3 - highGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
GHI3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GLI3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
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IIRNo3 - highCALIPSO13:30 asc
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-1275°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes3 - highGOES-1360°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-15128°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-875°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9135°W
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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 (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DR74°E
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IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo3 - highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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JAMI Important note3 - highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
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MERSI-23 - highFY-3RM-150 °XXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3RM-250 °XXXXXX
MERSI-2Yes3 - highFY-3D14:00 asc
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MERSI-23 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
MIYes3 - highCOMS128.2°E
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MSI3 - highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
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 N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N3165.8°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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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-1
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-2
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-4
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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OCTS3 - highADEOS10:30 desc
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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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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2C105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D86.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes3 - highFY-2E86.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes3 - highFY-2F112°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2G99.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2H79°E
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SCMR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1B74°E
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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)3 - highKalpana-174°E
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VIIRSYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS3 - highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes3 - highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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VTIR3 - highMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR3 - highMOS-1B10:35 desc
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ITPR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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SIRS-B3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-381.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-481.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-581.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-681.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-781.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-981.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-181.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)3 - highMeteor-2-281.3 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)3 - highMeteor-3-682.5 °
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-214:30 asc
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-314:30 asc
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-414:30 asc
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VTPR3 - highNOAA-514:30 asc
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SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - highNimbus-512:00 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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SIRS-A3 - highNimbus-312:00 desc
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AATSR4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR4 - fairERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important noteYes4 - fairNOAA-1506:54 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1808:32 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1904:46 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1B10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 asc
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MSU-MR Important note4 - fairMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes4 - fairMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1D09:00 desc
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SGLI4 - fairGCOM-C10:30 desc
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SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3B10:00 desc
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SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
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SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
VIRR (FY-3)Yes4 - fairFY-3B13:38 asc
X
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes4 - fairFY-3C10:15 desc
X
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VIRS4 - fairTRMM35 °
X
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X
NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
X
XXX
X
TIRSYes4 - fairLandsat-810:15 desc
X
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TRISHNA4 - fairTRISHNA13:00 ascXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GOME4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
X
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X
GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-A09:30 desc
X
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GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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GOME-24 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
X
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SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
Sentinel-44 - fairMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-44 - fairMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
Sentinel-54 - fairMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
TROPOMI4 - fairSentinel-5P13:30 asc
X
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GASYes4 - fairFY-3D14:00 asc
X
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GAS4 - fairFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
CHRIS4 - fairPROBA-107:30 desc
X
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COMIS4 - fairSTSat-310:30 desc
X
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DESIS4 - fairISS DESIS51.6 °
X
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P410:30 descXXXXXX
GSA4 - fairResurs-P510:30 descXXXXXX
GSA4 - fairResurs-P210:30 desc
X
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P310:30 desc
X
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GSA4 - fairResurs-P110:30 desc
X
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HICO4 - fairISS HICO51.6 °
X
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X
HISUI4 - fairISS HISUI51.6 °
X
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HSI4 - fairHJ-1A10:30 desc
X
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HSI (EnMAP)4 - fairEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HYC4 - fairPRISMA10:30 desc
X
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HyperionNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
X
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X
HyS-SWIR4 - fairGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-SWIR4 - fairGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T4 - fairIMS-109:30 desc
X
XXX
X
HySIS4 - fairHySIS10:34 desc
X
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LAC Important noteNo4 - fairNMP-EO-109:45 desc
X
X
MERIS5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
MOS5 - marginalIRS-P310:30 desc
X
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X
OCI5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
OLCI Yes5 - marginalSentinel-3B10:00 desc
X
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OLCI 5 - marginalSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
OLCI 5 - marginalSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
OLCI Yes5 - marginalSentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
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Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
X
X
X
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
X
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X
DPC5 - marginalGF-513:30 asc
X
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EPIC (DSCOVR)Yes5 - marginalDSCOVRN/A
X
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GOCIYes5 - marginalCOMS128.2°E
X
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GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°E
X
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MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
MERSI-1Yes5 - marginalFY-3B13:38 asc
X
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MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P310:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P410:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P610:15 asc
X
X
X
MSU-M5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginalSICH-1M82.5 °
X
X
X
MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginalSAC-E/SABIA-MAR B10:30 descXXXXXX
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginalOceanSat-1 (IRS-P4)12:00 desc
X
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X
OCM (OceanSat-2)No5 - marginalOceanSat-211:53 desc
X
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OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
OSMI5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
X
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X
Polarimeters5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
POLDER5 - marginalADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalPARASOL15:20 asc
X
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X
SeaWiFS5 - marginalOrbView-2/SeaStar12:00 desc
X
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X
CPR (CloudSat) Important note5 - marginalCloudSat13:30 asc
X
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CPR (Earth-CARE)5 - marginalEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
All instruments for measuring Cloud top height
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CATS1 - primaryInfrequent coverage..
ACE Lidar1 - primaryAlong-track only..
CALIOP1 - primaryAlong-track only..
ATLID1 - primaryAlong-track only..
GEDI Lidar1 - primaryInfrequent coverage..
MOLI lidar1 - primaryInfrequent coverage..
VCL1 - primaryInfrequent coverage..
GLAS1 - primaryAlong-track only..
ATLAS1 - primaryAlong-track only..
AIRS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
CrIS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
GIIRS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS-22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI-NG2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-32 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRFS-GS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS/22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
TES-nadir2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IMG2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IR spectrometer2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IRIS-B2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IRIS-D2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
ISR2 - very highDaylight only..
ABI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AGRI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AHI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AMI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
FCI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
METimage2 - very highDaylight only..
MODIS2 - very highDaylight only..
MSU-GSM2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highDaylight only..
SEVIRI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
HIRS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/32 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/42 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRAS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
VAS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
MSU-GS/A3 - highNo specific limitation..
ASTER3 - highInfrequent coverage..
ECOSTRESS3 - highInfrequent coverage..
MX-LWIR3 - highInfrequent coverage..
GHI3 - highNo specific limitation..
GLI3 - highDaylight only..
IIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - highNo specific limitation..
JAMI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MERSI-23 - highDaylight only..
MERSI-LL3 - highNo specific limitation..
MI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS3 - highNo specific limitation..
MVIRI3 - highNo specific limitation..
OCTS3 - highDaylight only..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highNo specific limitation..
SCMR3 - highNo specific limitation..
THIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highNo specific limitation..
VIIRS3 - highDaylight only..
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highNo specific limitation..
VTIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
ITPR3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SIRS-B3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SM (Meteor-3)3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
VTPR3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SCR (Nimbus-5)3 - highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
SI-GDR3 - highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
SIRS-A3 - highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
AATSR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ATSR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ATSR-24 - fairNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/24 - fairNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/34 - fairNo specific limitation..
COCTS4 - fairDaylight only..
MSU-MR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
MVISR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SGLI4 - fairDaylight only..
SLSTR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SSTM4 - fairNo specific limitation..
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairNo specific limitation..
VIRS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
NIRST4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
TIRS4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
TRISHNA4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
ACS-nadir4 - fairDaylight only..
GOME4 - fairDaylight only..
GOME-24 - fairDaylight only..
SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairDaylight only..
Sentinel-44 - fairDaylight only..
Sentinel-54 - fairDaylight only..
TROPOMI4 - fairDaylight only..
GAS4 - fairDaylight only.. Along-track only..
CHRIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
COMIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
DESIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
GSA4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HICO4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HISUI4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI (EnMAP)4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HYC4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
Hyperion4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-SWIR4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-VNIR4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySI-T4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
LAC4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
OHIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
MERIS5 - marginalDaylight only..
MOS5 - marginalDaylight only..
OCI5 - marginalDaylight only..
OLCI 5 - marginalDaylight only..
Trasser5 - marginalDaylight only.. Along-track only..
3MI5 - marginalDaylight only..
CZCS5 - marginalDaylight only..
DPC5 - marginalDaylight only..
EPIC (DSCOVR)5 - marginalDaylight only..
GOCI5 - marginalDaylight only..
GOCI-II5 - marginalDaylight only..
MAIA5 - marginalDaylight only..
MERSI-15 - marginalDaylight only..
MSU-M5 - marginalDaylight only..
MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginalDaylight only..
MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginalDaylight only..
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginalDaylight only..
OCM (OceanSat-2)5 - marginalDaylight only..
OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalDaylight only..
OCS5 - marginalDaylight only..
OSMI5 - marginalDaylight only..
Polarimeters5 - marginalDaylight only..
POLDER5 - marginalDaylight only..
SeaWiFS5 - marginalDaylight only..
SZS5 - marginalDaylight only..
CPR (CloudSat)5 - marginalDense cloud only.. Along-track only..
CPR (Earth-CARE)5 - marginalDense cloud only.. Along-track only..