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.

Select a variable

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 type

Definition:

Result of cloud type classification - Accuracy expressed as inverse of number of classes, so that smaller figures correspond to better performance.

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

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ISR1 - primaryPCW-163.4 °XXXXXXXX
ISR1 - primaryPCW-263.4 °XXXXXXXX
AATSR1 - primaryEnvisat10:00 desc
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ABI1 - primaryGOES-1689.5°W
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ABI1 - primaryGOES-S75°W
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ABI1 - primaryGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI1 - primaryGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes1 - primaryFY-4A104.7°E
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AGRI1 - primaryFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI1 - primaryFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI1 - primaryFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI1 - primaryFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI1 - primaryFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
AGRI1 - primaryFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
AHIYes1 - primaryHimawari-8140.7°E
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AHI1 - primaryHimawari-9140.7°E
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AMI1 - primaryGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
ATSR-2 Important note1 - primaryERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/31 - primaryMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
AVHRR/3 Important noteYes1 - primaryNOAA-1518:15 asc
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AVHRR/31 - primaryNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note1 - primaryNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryNOAA-1819:02 asc
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryNOAA-1915:20 asc
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FCI1 - primaryMTG-I19.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I29.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I39.5°EXXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I49.5°EXXXXXXXXX
GLI1 - primaryADEOS-210:30 desc
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X
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3D14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3RM-1XXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3RM-2XXXXXX
MetImage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MetImage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes1 - primaryAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes1 - primaryTerra10:30 desc
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MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR Important note1 - primaryMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes1 - primaryMeteor-M N209:10 desc
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MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-115:09 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-209:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-315:09 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primary Meteor-M N2-609:00 XXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP1 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP1 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR1 - primaryFY-1B07:50 desc
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X
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR1 - primaryFY-1D09:00 desc
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SEVIRI1 - primaryMeteosat-83.7°E
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SEVIRIYes1 - primaryMeteosat-99.5°E
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SEVIRIYes1 - primaryMeteosat-10
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SEVIRI1 - primaryMeteosat-113.4°W
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SEVIRI1 - primaryMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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SLSTRYes1 - primarySentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SLSTR1 - primarySentinel-3B10:00 desc
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VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-113:30 asc
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VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes1 - primarySNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)1 - primaryFY-3A09:05 desc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes1 - primaryFY-3B14:45 asc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes1 - primaryFY-3C10:15 desc
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ATSR2 - very highERS-110:30 desc
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N163.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-607:30 desc
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AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-807:30 desc
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AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-1007:30 desc
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AVHRR2 - very highTIROS-N14:30 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N129.6°W
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MSU-GS Important noteYes2 - very highElectro-L N276.1°E
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MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N314.5°WXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
OCTS2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
VIRS2 - very highTRMM35 °
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TANSO-FTSNo2 - very highGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/22 - very highGOSAT-213:00 descXXXXXXX
3MI3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
APS-NG3 - highPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
MADPI3 - highNEMO-AM09:30 descXXXXXX
MISRYes3 - highTerra10:30 desc
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POLDER3 - highADEOS10:30 desc
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POLDER3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
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POLDER3 - highPARASOL15:20 asc
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MERSI-13 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
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MERSI-1Yes3 - highFY-3B14:45 asc
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MERSI-1 Important note3 - highFY-3C10:15 desc
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MSI3 - highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
SGLI3 - highGCOM-C110:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI3 - highGCOM-C210:30 descXXXXXX
SGLI3 - highGCOM-C310:30 descXXXXXX
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 (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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MIYes3 - highCOMS-1128.2°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
MSU-SK13 - highResurs-O1-410:15 asc
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HISUI3 - highALOS-313:30 descXXXXXXXX
HSI (EnMAP)3 - highEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HYC3 - highPRISMA10:30 descXXXXXX
HyperionNo3 - highNMP-EO-109:45 desc
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AIRSYes3 - highAqua13:30 asc
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CrIS3 - highJPSS-113:30 asc
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CrIS3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS3 - highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes3 - highFY-4A104.7°E
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GIIRS3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS3 - highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS3 - highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS3 - highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS3 - highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS3 - highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HIRAS3 - highFY-3D14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS3 - highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS3 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS3 - highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS3 - highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXXXX
IASIYes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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IASIYes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI3 - highMetop-C09:30 descXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS3 - highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS3 - highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS3 - highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS3 - highMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS3 - highMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TES-nadir Important note3 - highAura13:45 asc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1B10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 descXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
CZCS4 - fairNimbus-712:00 desc
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GHI4 - fairFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
HCMR4 - fairHCMM14:00 asc
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-1
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-2
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-4
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-5
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-6
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3 (ADC)50°W
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3 (X-ADC)75°W
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-5 (IODC)63°E
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
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MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-7
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0210:00 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0306:20 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0410:00 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0506:20 
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0806:10 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F1007:30 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F1305:51 desc
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OLS Important noteNo4 - fairDMSP-F1416:45 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1514:36 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1615:50 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1706:29 desc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1806:28 desc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-S2005:30 descXXXXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fairFY-2A105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fairFY-2B105°E
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SCMR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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SR4 - fairITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
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SR4 - fairNOAA-113:30 asc
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SR4 - fairNOAA-214:30 asc
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SR4 - fairNOAA-314:30 asc
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SR4 - fairNOAA-414:30 asc
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SR4 - fairNOAA-514:30 asc
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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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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-1B74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-1C93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-1D74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-2A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-2B93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-2D93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-2E83°E
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-3A93.5°E
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VHRR (INSAT)Yes4 - fairKalpana-174°E
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VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-214:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-314:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-414:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-514:30 asc
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VIRR (Seasat)4 - fairSeaSat108 °
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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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VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fairHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-1B10:35 desc
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HSRS4 - fairBIRD10:30 desc
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IRMSS (HJ-1B)4 - fairHJ-1B10:30 desc
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NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
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CHRIS4 - fairPROBA-107:30 desc
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COMIS4 - fairSTSat-310:30 desc
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Geoton-24 - fairResurs-P110:30 desc
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Geoton-24 - fairResurs-P210:30 desc
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Geoton-24 - fairResurs-P310:30 desc
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HICO4 - fairISS HICO51.6 °
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HSI4 - fairHJ-1A10:30 desc
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HyS-VNIR4 - fairGISAT93.5°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T4 - fairIMS-109:30 desc
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HIRS4 - fairNimbus-612:00 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-607:30 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-807:30 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-914:30 asc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-1007:30 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-1114:10 asc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-1205:10 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-1314:00 asc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-1409:30 desc
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HIRS/24 - fairTIROS-N14:30 asc
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HIRS/3 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1518:15 asc
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HIRS/34 - fairNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/34 - fairNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4Yes4 - fairMetop-A09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1819:02 asc
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HIRS/4 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1915:20 asc
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XXX
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IRAS Important note4 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
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IRASYes4 - fairFY-3B14:45 asc
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IRASYes4 - fairFY-3C10:15 desc
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ITPR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-875°W
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-9135°W
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-10135°W
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-11135°W
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-1275°W
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SOUNDER Important noteNo4 - fairGOES-1375°W
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SOUNDERYes4 - fairGOES-14105°W
X
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SOUNDERYes4 - fairGOES-15135°W
X
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
X
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X
SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
X
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X
SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
X
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X
SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes4 - fairINSAT-3D82°E
X
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SOUNDER (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-3DR74°E
X
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SOUNDER (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
VAS4 - fairGOES-4135°W
X
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X
VAS4 - fairGOES-575°W
X
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X
VAS4 - fairGOES-6135°W
X
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X
VAS4 - fairGOES-775°W
X
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X
IMG4 - fairADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
ASTER Important noteYes5 - marginalTerra10:30 desc
X
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CAPI5 - marginalTANSAT13:30 asc
X
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CCD5 - marginalINSAT-2E83°E
X
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X
CCD5 - marginalINSAT-3A93.5°E
X
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X
EPIC (DSCOVR)Yes5 - marginalDSCOVRN/A
X
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ETM+ Important noteYes5 - marginalLandsat-710:00 desc
X
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GOCIYes5 - marginalCOMS-1128.2°E
X
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GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°EXXXXXXXXXXXX
MERIS5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
MOS5 - marginalIRS-P310:30 desc
X
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X
MSU-M5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
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-V5 - 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-212:00 desc
X
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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
OES5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
OLCI Yes5 - marginalSentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
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OLCI 5 - marginalSentinel-3B10:00 desc
X
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OSMI5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
X
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X
SeaWiFS5 - marginalOrbView-2/SeaStar12:00 desc
X
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X
SZS5 - marginalMeteor-M N312:00 ascXXXXXX
TANSO-CAINo5 - marginalGOSAT-113:00 desc
X
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TANSO-CAI/25 - marginalGOSAT-213:00 descXXXXXXX
TM5 - marginalLandsat-410:00 desc
X
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TM5 - marginalLandsat-509:45 desc
X
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X
Végétation 5 - marginalSPOT-410:30 desc
X
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X
Végétation 5 - marginalSPOT-510:30 desc
X
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X
Végétation-P5 - marginalPROBA-V10:30 desc
X
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SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
X
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X
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
Trasser5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
X
X
X
All instruments for measuring Cloud type
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
ISR1 - primaryLimited coverage (only above 40° North).
AATSR1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ABI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
AGRI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
AHI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
AMI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ATSR-21 - primaryNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/31 - primaryNo specific limitation..
FCI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
GLI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MERSI-21 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MetImage1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MODIS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MSU-GSM1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR-MP1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
MVISR1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
SEVIRI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
SLSTR1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
VIIRS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
VIRR (FY-3)1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ATSR2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS/A2 - very highLimited coverage (only above 40° North).
AVHRR2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/22 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
OCTS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
VIRS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
TANSO-FTS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS/22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
3MI3 - highDaylight only..
APS-NG3 - highDaylight only..
MADPI3 - highDaylight only..
MISR3 - highDaylight only..
POLDER3 - highDaylight only..
MERSI-13 - highNo specific limitation..
MSI3 - highNo specific limitation..
SGLI3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - highNo specific limitation..
JAMI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MI3 - highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highNo specific limitation..
MSU-SK13 - highInfrequent coverage..
HISUI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI (EnMAP)3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HYC3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
Hyperion3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
OHIS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
AIRS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
CrIS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
GIIRS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI-NG3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-33 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRFS-GS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
TES-nadir3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
APS4 - fairDaylight only.. Along-track only..
COCTS4 - fairDaylight only..
CZCS4 - fairDaylight only..
GHI4 - fairDaylight only..
HCMR4 - fairDaylight only..
MVIRI4 - fairDaylight only..
OLS4 - fairDaylight only..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fairDaylight only..
SCMR4 - fairDaylight only..
SR4 - fairDaylight only..
STR (Electro)4 - fairDaylight only..
VHRR (ATS)4 - fairDaylight only..
VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairDaylight only..
VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairDaylight only..
VIRR (Seasat)4 - fairDaylight only..
VISSR4 - fairDaylight only..
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairDaylight only..
VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fairDaylight only..
VTIR4 - fairDaylight only..
HSRS4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
IRMSS (HJ-1B)4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
NIRST4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
CHRIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
COMIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
DESIS4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
Geoton-24 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HICO4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HSI4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HyS-VNIR4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HySI-T4 - fairInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only..
HIRS4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/24 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/34 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/44 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
IRAS4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
ITPR4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER (INSAT)4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
VAS4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
IMG4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
ASTER5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
CAPI5 - marginalDaylight only..
CC5 - marginalDaylight only..
CCD5 - marginalDaylight only..
EPIC (DSCOVR)5 - marginalDaylight only..
ETM5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
ETM+5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
GOCI5 - marginalDaylight only..
GOCI-II5 - marginalDaylight only..
MERIS5 - marginalDaylight only..
MOS5 - marginalDaylight only..
MSU-M5 - marginalDaylight only..
MSU-V5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
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..
OES5 - marginalDaylight only..
OLCI 5 - marginalDaylight only..
OSMI5 - marginalDaylight only..
SeaWiFS5 - marginalDaylight only..
SZS5 - marginalDaylight only..
TANSO-CAI5 - marginalDaylight only..
TANSO-CAI/25 - marginalDaylight only..
TM5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
Végétation 5 - marginalDaylight only..
Végétation-P5 - marginalDaylight only..
SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
Trasser5 - marginalDaylight only.. Along-track only..