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 upper surface of the cloud

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

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CATS1 - primaryISS CATS51.6 °
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AIRSYes1 - primaryAqua13:30 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-113:30 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes1 - primarySNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes1 - primaryFY-4A104.7°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
HIRAS1 - 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 descXXXXXXXX
IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-A09:30 desc
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IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI1 - primaryMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
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 N209:10 desc
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IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-209:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-315:09 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primary Meteor-M N2-609:00 XXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo1 - primaryGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryGOSAT-213:00 descXXXXXXX
TES-nadir Important note1 - primaryAura13:45 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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GEDI Lidar2 - very highISS GEDI51.6 °XXXXXX
ISR2 - very highPCW-163.4 °XXXXXXXX
ISR2 - very highPCW-263.4 °XXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-1689.5°W
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ABI2 - very highGOES-S75°W
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ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A104.7°E
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AGRI2 - very highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI2 - very highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AHIYes2 - very highHimawari-8140.68°E
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AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.73°E
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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
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 N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°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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SEVIRIYes2 - very highMeteosat-99.5°E
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SEVIRIYes2 - very highMeteosat-10
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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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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-1518:15 asc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4Yes2 - very highMetop-A09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1819:02 asc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1915:20 asc
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IRAS Important note2 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
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IRASYes2 - very highFY-3B14:45 asc
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IRASYes2 - very highFY-3C10:15 desc
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-875°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-11135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-1275°W
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SOUNDER Important noteNo2 - very highGOES-1375°W
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SOUNDERYes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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SOUNDERYes2 - very highGOES-15135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
VAS2 - very highGOES-4135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-575°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-6135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-775°W
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ASTER Important noteYes3 - highTerra10:30 desc
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ECOSTRESS3 - highISS ECOSTRESS51.6 °XXXXXX
HRMX-TIR3 - highGISAT93.5°EXXXXXXXX
CALIOPNo3 - highCALIPSO13:30 asc
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ATLID3 - highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
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
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-1275°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-1375°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-15135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-12 (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 (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 (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
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MERSI-23 - highFY-3D14:00 asc
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MERSI-23 - highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MERSI-23 - highFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
MIYes3 - highCOMS-1128.2°E
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MSI3 - highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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MSU-GS Important noteYes3 - highElectro-L N276.1°E
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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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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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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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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-2C123.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D123.5°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-2G105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highFY-2H86.5°EXXXXX
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)Yes3 - highKalpana-174°E
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-113:30 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS3 - highJPSS-413:30 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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AATSR3 - highEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR3 - highERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note3 - highERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/23 - highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/33 - highMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
AVHRR/3 Important noteYes3 - highNOAA-1518:15 asc
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AVHRR/33 - highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note3 - highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes3 - highNOAA-1819:02 asc
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AVHRR/3Yes3 - highNOAA-1915:20 asc
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COCTS3 - highHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS3 - highHY-1B Important note10:30 desc
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COCTS3 - highHY-1C10:30 descXXXXXXX
COCTS3 - highHY-1D13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS3 - highHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS3 - highHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
MSU-MR Important note3 - highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes3 - highMeteor-M N209:10 desc
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MSU-MR3 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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MSU-MR3 - highMeteor-M N2-209:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR3 - highMeteor-M N2-315:09 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR3 - highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR3 - high Meteor-M N2-609:00 XXXXXX
MVISR3 - highFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR3 - highFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR3 - highFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR3 - highFY-1D09:00 desc
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SGLI3 - highGCOM-C110:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI3 - highGCOM-C210:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI3 - highGCOM-C310:30 descXXXXXX
SLSTRYes3 - highSentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SLSTR3 - highSentinel-3B10:00 desc
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TIR3 - highOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
TIR3 - highOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)3 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes3 - highFY-3B14:45 asc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
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VIRS3 - highTRMM35 °
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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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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-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-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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GLAS4 - fairICESat94 °
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MERIS4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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MOS4 - fairIRS-P310:30 desc
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NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
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OES4 - fairPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
OLCI Yes4 - fairSentinel-3A10:00 desc
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OLCI 4 - fairSentinel-3B10:00 desc
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TIRSYes4 - fairLandsat-810:15 desc
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ATLAS4 - fairICESat-292 °XXXXXX
CPR (CloudSat) Important note4 - fairCloudSat13:30 asc
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CPR (Earth-CARE)4 - fairEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
HIRS4 - fairNimbus-612:00 desc
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ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
ACS-nadir4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GOME4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
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GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-A09:30 desc
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GOME-2Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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GOME-24 - fairMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
SCIAMACHY-nadir4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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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
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3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
APS-NG5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
CHRIS5 - marginalPROBA-107:30 desc
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COMIS5 - marginalSTSat-310:30 desc
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CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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DPC5 - marginalGF-513:30 descXXXXXXXXX
EPIC (DSCOVR)Yes5 - marginalDSCOVRN/A
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GOCIYes5 - marginalCOMS-1128.2°E
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GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
GSA5 - marginalResurs-P110:30 desc
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GSA5 - marginalResurs-P210:30 desc
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GSA5 - marginalResurs-P310:30 desc
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HICO5 - marginalISS HICO51.6 °
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HISUI5 - marginalALOS-313:30 descXXXXXXXX
HSI5 - marginalHJ-1A Important note10:30 desc
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HSI (EnMAP)5 - marginalEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HYC5 - marginalPRISMA10:30 descXXXXXX
HyperionNo5 - marginalNMP-EO-109:45 desc
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HyS-SWIR5 - marginalGISAT93.5°EXXXXXXXX
HyS-VNIR5 - marginalGISAT93.5°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T5 - marginalIMS-1 Important note09:30 desc
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LAC Important noteNo5 - marginalNMP-EO-109:45 desc
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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-M5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P310:15 asc
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P410:15 asc
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
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X
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MSU-M5 - marginalMeteor-P610:15 asc
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X
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MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginalSICH-1M82.5 °
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MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginalSAC-E/SABIA-MAR B10:30 descXXXXXX
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginalOceanSat-1 (IRS-P4)12:00 desc
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OCM (OceanSat-2)No5 - marginalOceanSat-212:00 desc
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OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginalOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
OCS5 - marginalMeteor-M N312:00 ascXXXXXX
OSMI5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
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POLDER5 - marginalADEOS10:30 desc
X
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POLDER5 - marginalADEOS-210:30 desc
X
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POLDER5 - marginalPARASOL15:20 asc
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SeaWiFS5 - marginalOrbView-2/SeaStar12:00 desc
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SZS5 - marginalMeteor-M N312:00 ascXXXXXX
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
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Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
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ITPR5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
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SIRS-B5 - marginalNimbus-412:00 desc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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GAS5 - marginalFY-3D14:00 asc
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GAS5 - marginalFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
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SIRS-A5 - marginalNimbus-312:00 desc
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All instruments for measuring Cloud top height
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CATS1 - primaryInfrequent coverage..
AIRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
CrIS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
GIIRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI-NG1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-21 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-31 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IRFS-GS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TES-nadir1 - primaryDiscontinuous 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..
GEDI Lidar2 - very highInfrequent coverage..
VCL2 - very highInfrequent coverage..
ISR2 - very highLimited coverage (only above 40° North).
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 highNo specific limitation..
MODIS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GSM2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
SEVIRI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
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..
ACE Lidar3 - highAlong-track only..
ASTER3 - highInfrequent coverage..
ECOSTRESS3 - highInfrequent coverage..
HRMX-TIR3 - highInfrequent coverage..
CALIOP3 - highAlong-track only..
ATLID3 - highAlong-track only..
MSU-GS/A3 - highLimited coverage (only above 40° North).
GHI3 - highNo specific limitation..
GLI3 - highNo specific limitation..
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 - highNo specific limitation..
MI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS3 - highNo specific limitation..
MVIRI3 - highNo specific limitation..
OCTS3 - highNo specific limitation..
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 - highNo specific limitation..
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highNo specific limitation..
VTIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
AATSR3 - highNo specific limitation..
ATSR3 - highNo specific limitation..
ATSR-23 - highNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/23 - highNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/33 - highNo specific limitation..
COCTS3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR3 - highNo specific limitation..
MVISR3 - highNo specific limitation..
SGLI3 - highNo specific limitation..
SLSTR3 - highNo specific limitation..
TIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
VIRR (FY-3)3 - highNo specific limitation..
VIRS3 - highNo specific limitation..
SI-GDR3 - highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
SM (Meteor-2)3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SM (Meteor-3)3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
GLAS4 - fairAlong-track only..
MERIS4 - fairDaylight only..
MOS4 - fairDaylight only..
NIRST4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
OES4 - fairDaylight only..
OLCI 4 - fairDaylight only..
TIRS4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
ATLAS4 - fairAlong-track only..
CPR (CloudSat)4 - fairDense cloud only.. Along-track only..
CPR (Earth-CARE)4 - fairDense cloud only.. Along-track only..
HIRS4 - fairDiscontinuous 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..
3MI5 - marginalDaylight only..
APS-NG5 - marginalDaylight only..
CHRIS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
COMIS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
CZCS5 - marginalDaylight only..
DESIS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
DPC5 - marginalDaylight only..
EPIC (DSCOVR)5 - marginalDaylight only..
GOCI5 - marginalDaylight only..
GOCI-II5 - marginalDaylight only..
GSA5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HICO5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HISUI5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI (EnMAP)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HYC5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
Hyperion5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-SWIR5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-VNIR5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySI-T5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
LAC5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight 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..
OHIS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
OSMI5 - marginalDaylight only..
POLDER5 - marginalDaylight only..
SeaWiFS5 - marginalDaylight only..
SZS5 - marginalDaylight only..
Trasser5 - marginalDaylight only.. Along-track only..
ITPR5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
SIRS-B5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
VTPR5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
GAS5 - marginalDaylight only.. Along-track only..
SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
SIRS-A5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..