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

Instrument types
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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.

Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements such as the uncertainty, and the frequency and spatial resolution of the retrieved measurement in comparison with the space-time variability of the geophysical parameter.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the spectral bands exploited to detect the various types of cloud;
  • the night and day observing capability..

 

RATING CRITERIA:

1

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and TIR

2

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, MWIR, TIR and (NIR or SWIR)
  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, NIR, SWIR and TIR

3

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, MWIR and TIR
  • Radiometer with channels in NIR, SWIR and (MWIR or TIR)

4

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS and TIR
  • Spectrometer or radiometer in MWIR and TIR

5

  • Radiometer with channel in VIS, NIR and SWIR
  • Radiometer with channel in VIS and NIR
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.

Found 360 results

This table has a large number of results.
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AATSR1 - primaryEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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X
ABI1 - primaryGOES-1675.2°W
X
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ABIYes1 - primaryGOES-17137.2°W
X
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ABI1 - primaryGOES-T137°E
X
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ABI1 - primaryGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes1 - primaryFY-4A105°E
X
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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
AHI1 - primaryHimawari-9140.7°E
X
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AHIYes1 - primaryHimawari-8140.7°E
X
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AMIYes1 - primaryGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
X
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ATSR-2 Important note1 - primaryERS-210:30 desc
X
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X
AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryMetop-A08:46 desc
X
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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AVHRR/31 - primaryMetop-C09:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXX
AVHRR/3 Important noteYes1 - primaryNOAA-1507:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AVHRR/31 - primaryNOAA-1609:01 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
AVHRR/3 Important note1 - primaryNOAA-1707:03 desc
X
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X
AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryNOAA-1809:15 desc
X
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AVHRR/3Yes1 - primaryNOAA-1905:15 desc
X
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FCI1 - primaryMTG-I1XXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I2XXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I3XXXXXXXXX
FCI1 - primaryMTG-I4XXXXXXXXX
GLI1 - primaryADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3G50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3J50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-2Yes1 - primaryFY-3D13:29 asc
X
XXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-21 - primaryFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
METimage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage1 - primaryMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes1 - primaryAqua13:30 asc
X
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MODISYes1 - primaryTerra10:30 desc
X
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MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM1 - primaryElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR Important note1 - primaryMeteor-M N109:30 desc
X
XXXX
X
MSU-MRYes1 - primaryMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
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MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
MSU-MR1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
X
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MSU-MR-MP1 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP1 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1A15:30 asc
X
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1B07:50 desc
X
X
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1C07:00 desc
X
XXXX
X
MVISR1 - primaryFY-1D09:00 desc
X
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X
SEVIRI1 - primaryMeteosat-83.7°E
X
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X
SEVIRI Important noteYes1 - primaryMeteosat-93.5°E
X
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SEVIRI Important noteYes1 - primaryMeteosat-109.5°E
X
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SEVIRI1 - primaryMeteosat-11
X
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SEVIRI Important note1 - primaryMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
X
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SLSTRYes1 - primarySentinel-3B10:00 desc
X
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SLSTR1 - primarySentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR1 - primarySentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTRYes1 - primarySentinel-3A10:00 desc
X
XXXXXXX
VIIRSYes1 - primarySNPP13:25 asc
X
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VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes1 - primaryNOAA-2013:25 asc
X
XXXXXXX
VIIRS1 - primaryJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)1 - primaryFY-3A09:05 desc
X
XXXXXX
X
VIRR (FY-3)1 - primaryFY-3B14:45 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
VIRR (FY-3) Important noteYes1 - primaryFY-3C09:07 desc
X
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
X
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IMAGER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
X
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VIRS2 - very highTRMM35 °
X
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X
AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-607:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
X
AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-807:30 desc
X
X
X
AVHRR2 - very highNOAA-1007:30 desc
X
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X
AVHRR2 - very highTIROS-N14:30 asc
X
XX
X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
X
XXXX
X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-914:30 asc
X
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X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1114:10 asc
X
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X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1205:10 desc
X
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X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1314:00 asc
X
AVHRR/22 - very highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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X
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N129.6°W
X
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MSU-GS Important noteYes2 - very highElectro-L N214.5°W
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MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N376°E
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OCTS2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
MSU-SK12 - very highResurs-O1-410:15 asc
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XXX
X
MERSI-12 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
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XXXXXX
X
MERSI-12 - very highFY-3B14:45 asc
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X
MERSI-1 Important note2 - very highFY-3C09:07 desc
X
X
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MSI2 - very highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
SGLI2 - very highGCOM-C10:30 desc
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ASTER Important noteYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
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ETM+ Important noteYes2 - very highLandsat-710:00 desc
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MSU-V2 - very highOkean-O-182.5 °
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TM2 - very highLandsat-410:00 desc
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TM2 - very highLandsat-509:45 desc
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TRISHNA2 - very highTRISHNA13:00 ascXXXXXX
ATSR3 - highERS-110:30 desc
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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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XX
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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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X
IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo3 - highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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X
JAMI Important note3 - highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
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X
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL3 - highFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
MI3 - highCOMS128.2°E
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X
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2C105°E
X
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X
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D86.5°E
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X
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes3 - highFY-2E86.5°E
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X
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes3 - highFY-2F112°E
X
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2G99.5°E
X
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2H79°E
X
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TANSO-FTSNo3 - highGOSAT13:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/23 - highGOSAT-213:00 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
X
X
X
COCTS4 - fairHY-1B10:30 desc
X
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X
COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 desc
X
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 asc
X
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CZCS4 - fairNimbus-712:00 desc
X
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X
GFI4 - fairFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
HCMR4 - fairHCMM14:00 asc
X
X
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3 (ADC)50°W
X
X
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3 (X-ADC)75°W
X
X
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-5 (IODC)63°E
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
X
XXX
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-7
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-1
X
X
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-2
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-3
X
XX
X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-4
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-5
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-6
X
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X
MVIRI4 - fairMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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X
OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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X
OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0210:00 desc
X
X
OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0306:20 desc
X
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0410:00 desc
X
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OLS4 - fairDMSP-F0506:20 
X
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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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F15 Important note14:50 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1606:20 asc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1706:40 desc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1804:50 desc
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OLSNo4 - fairDMSP-F1906:36 desc
X
X
X
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fairFY-2A105°E
X
X
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fairFY-2B105°E
X
XXX
X
SCMR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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X
SR4 - fairNOAA-113:30 asc
X
X
SR4 - fairNOAA-214:30 asc
X
XX
X
SR4 - fairNOAA-314:30 asc
X
XX
X
SR4 - fairNOAA-414:30 asc
X
XXX
X
SR4 - fairNOAA-514:30 asc
X
XX
X
SR4 - fairITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
X
X
STR (Electro)4 - fairElectro-GOMS76.5°E
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X
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
X
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VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-1C93.5°E
X
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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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X
VHRR (INSAT)4 - fairKalpana-174°E
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X
VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-214:30 asc
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XX
X
VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-314:30 asc
X
XX
X
VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-414:30 asc
X
XXX
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VHRR (NOAA)4 - fairNOAA-514:30 asc
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XX
X
VIRR (Seasat)4 - fairSeaSat108 °
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VISSR4 - fairGOES-1135°W
X
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X
VISSR4 - fairGOES-275°W
X
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VISSR4 - fairGOES-3135°W
X
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VISSR4 - fairSMS-175°W
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VISSR4 - fairSMS-2135°W
X
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-1 (GMS-1)140°E
X
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X
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-2 (GMS-2)140°E
X
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X
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-3 (GMS-3)140°E
X
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X
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairHimawari-4 (GMS-4)140°E
X
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X
VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fairHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
X
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X
VTIR4 - fairMOS-110:15 desc
X
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X
VTIR4 - fairMOS-1B10:35 desc
X
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X
AIRSYes4 - fairAqua13:30 asc
X
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CrIS Important noteYes4 - fairSNPP13:25 asc
X
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CrIS4 - fairJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS4 - fairJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrISYes4 - fairNOAA-2013:25 asc
X
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CrIS4 - fairJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes4 - fairFY-4A105°E
X
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GIIRS4 - fairFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes4 - fairFY-3D13:29 asc
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HIRAS-24 - fairFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-24 - fairFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS-24 - fairFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-24 - fairFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
IASIYes4 - fairMetop-A08:46 desc
X
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IASIYes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI4 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
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IASI-NG4 - fairMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG4 - fairMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG4 - fairMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-34 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-34 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TES-nadir Important note4 - fairAura13:45 asc
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IMG4 - fairADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
HSRS4 - fairBIRD10:30 desc
X
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X
IRMSS (HJ)4 - fairHJ-1B10:30 desc
X
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IRMSS-2 (HJ)4 - fairHJ-2A10:30 desc
X
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IRMSS-2 (HJ)4 - fairHJ-2B10:30 desc
X
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MSU-IK-SR4 - fairKANOPUS-V-IK-110:30 asc
X
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NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
X
XXX
X
HIRS4 - fairNimbus-612:00 desc
X
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X
HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-607:30 desc
X
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X
HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/24 - fairNOAA-807:30 desc
X
X
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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
X
XX
X
HIRS/3 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1507:50 desc
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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/4 Important noteYes4 - fairMetop-A08:46 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
X
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HIRS/4 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1809:15 desc
X
XXX
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HIRS/4 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1905:15 desc
X
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IRAS Important note4 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
X
IRAS4 - fairFY-3B14:45 asc
X
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IRAS4 - fairFY-3C09:07 desc
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ITPR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
X
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X
SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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X
SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER4 - fairGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
X
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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
X
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X
SOUNDER Important noteNo4 - fairGOES-1360°W
X
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X
SOUNDERYes4 - fairGOES-14105°W
X
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SOUNDER Important noteYes4 - fairGOES-15128°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)4 - fairINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
SOUNDER (INSAT)No4 - fairINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes4 - fairINSAT-3DR74°E
X
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VAS4 - fairGOES-4135°W
X
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VAS4 - fairGOES-575°W
X
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VAS4 - fairGOES-6135°W
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VAS4 - fairGOES-775°W
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SCR (Nimbus-5)4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
X
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X
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
3MI5 - marginalMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MAIA5 - marginalMAIATBDXXXXXX
Polarimeters5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
HISUI5 - marginalISS HISUI51.6 °
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HSI (EnMAP)5 - marginalEnMAP11:00 descXXXXXX
HYC5 - marginalPRISMA10:30 desc
X
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HyperionNo5 - marginalNMP-EO-109:45 desc
X
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HySIS5 - marginalHySIS10:34 desc
X
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MADPI5 - marginalNEMO-AM09:30 descXXXXXX
MISRYes5 - marginalTerra10:30 desc
X
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POLDER5 - marginalADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
POLDER5 - marginalPARASOL15:20 asc
X
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X
CHRIS5 - marginalPROBA-110:30 asc
X
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COMIS5 - marginalSTSat-317:30 asc
X
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DESIS5 - marginalISS DESIS51.6 °
X
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GSA5 - marginalResurs-P410:30 descXXXXXX
GSA5 - marginalResurs-P510:30 descXXXXXX
GSA5 - marginalResurs-P2 Important note10:30 desc
X
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GSA5 - marginalResurs-P310:30 desc
X
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GSA5 - marginalResurs-P1 Important note10:30 desc
X
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HICO5 - marginalISS HICO51.6 °
X
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X
HSI5 - marginalHJ-1A10:30 desc
X
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HSI-25 - marginalHJ-2A10:30 desc
X
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HSI-25 - marginalHJ-2B10:30 desc
X
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HyS-VNIR5 - marginalGISAT-185.5°E
X
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HyS-VNIR5 - marginalGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
HySI-T5 - marginalIMS-109:30 desc
X
XXX
X
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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DPC5 - marginalGF-513:30 asc
X
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EPIC (DSCOVR)Yes5 - marginalDSCOVRN/A
X
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FLORIS5 - marginalFLEX10:00 descXXXX
GOCI5 - marginalCOMS128.2°E
X
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X
GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°E
X
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MERIS5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
X
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MOS5 - marginalIRS-P310:30 desc
X
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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
OCI5 - marginalPACE12:00 descXXXXXX
OCI (FORMOSAT)5 - marginalFORMOSAT-135 °
X
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X
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 descXXXXXXXX
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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OSMI5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
X
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X
SeaWiFS5 - marginalOrbView-2/SeaStar12:00 desc
X
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X
TANSO-CAINo5 - marginalGOSAT13:00 desc
X
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TANSO-CAI/25 - marginalGOSAT-213:00 desc
X
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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-V11:00 asc
X
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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 - primary
AATSR1 - primary
ABI1 - primary
AGRI1 - primary
AHI1 - primary
AMI1 - primary
ATSR-21 - primary
AVHRR/31 - primary
FCI1 - primary
GLI1 - primary
MERSI-21 - primary
METimage1 - primary
MODIS1 - primary
MSU-GSM1 - primary
MSU-MR1 - primary
MSU-MR-MP1 - primary
MVISR1 - primary
SEVIRI1 - primary
SLSTR1 - primary
VIIRS1 - primary
VIRR (FY-3)1 - primary
MSU-GS/A2 - very high
IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very high
VIRS2 - very high
AVHRR2 - very high
AVHRR/22 - very high
MSU-GS2 - very high
OCTS2 - very high
MSU-SK12 - very high
MERSI-12 - very high
MSI2 - very high
SGLI2 - very high
ASTER2 - very high
ETM2 - very high
ETM+2 - very high
MSU-V2 - very high
TM2 - very high
TRISHNA2 - very high
ATSR3 - high
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - high
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - high
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - high
JAMI3 - high
MERSI-LL3 - high
MI3 - high
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - high
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - high
TANSO-FTS3 - high
TANSO-FTS/23 - high
COCTS4 - fair
CZCS4 - fair
GFI4 - fair
HCMR4 - fair
MVIRI4 - fair
OLS4 - fair
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)4 - fair
SCMR4 - fair
SR4 - fair
STR (Electro)4 - fair
VHRR (ATS)4 - fair
VHRR (INSAT)4 - fair
VHRR (NOAA)4 - fair
VIRR (Seasat)4 - fair
VISSR4 - fair
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fair
VISSR (Himawari-5)4 - fair
VTIR4 - fair
AIRS4 - fair
CrIS4 - fair
GIIRS4 - fair
HIRAS4 - fair
HIRAS-24 - fair
IASI4 - fair
IASI-NG4 - fair
IKFS-34 - fair
IRFS-GS4 - fair
IRS4 - fair
TES-nadir4 - fair
IMG4 - fair
HSRS4 - fair
IRMSS (HJ)4 - fair
IRMSS-2 (HJ)4 - fair
MSU-IK-SR4 - fair
NIRST4 - fair
HIRS4 - fair
HIRS/24 - fair
HIRS/34 - fair
HIRS/44 - fair
IRAS4 - fair
ITPR4 - fair
SOUNDER4 - fair
SOUNDER (INSAT)4 - fair
VAS4 - fair
SCR (Nimbus-5)4 - fair
3MI5 - marginal
MAIA5 - marginal
Polarimeters5 - marginal
APS5 - marginal
HISUI5 - marginal
HSI (EnMAP)5 - marginal
HYC5 - marginal
Hyperion5 - marginal
HySIS5 - marginal
OHIS5 - marginal
MADPI5 - marginal
MISR5 - marginal
POLDER5 - marginal
CHRIS5 - marginal
COMIS5 - marginal
DESIS5 - marginal
GSA5 - marginal
HICO5 - marginal
HSI5 - marginal
HSI-25 - marginal
HyS-VNIR5 - marginal
HySI-T5 - marginal
CAPI5 - marginal
CC5 - marginal
CCD5 - marginal
DPC5 - marginal
EPIC (DSCOVR)5 - marginal
FLORIS5 - marginal
GOCI5 - marginal
GOCI-II5 - marginal
MERIS5 - marginal
MOS5 - marginal
MSU-M5 - marginal
MTVZA-OK (optical)5 - marginal
MUS-uv/vis/nir5 - marginal
OCI5 - marginal
OCI (FORMOSAT)5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-1)5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-2)5 - marginal
OCM (OceanSat-3)5 - marginal
OCS5 - marginal
OLCI 5 - marginal
OSMI5 - marginal
SeaWiFS5 - marginal
SZS5 - marginal
TANSO-CAI5 - marginal
TANSO-CAI/25 - marginal
Végétation 5 - marginal
Végétation-P5 - marginal
Trasser5 - marginal