Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements such as the uncertainty, the vertical resolution, 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 vertical resolution allowed by the sensing technique (IR spectro-radiometry, MW radiometry, radio-occultation).
High-resolution spectrometer in MWIR/TIR and FIR water vapour bands
High-resolution spectrometer in MWIR/TIR band
MW radiometer in the 183 GHz band and 54 and/or 118 GHz
Medium-resolution spectrometer in MWIR/TIR and FIR bands
Cluster of radio-occultation sounders
MW radiometer in the 183 GHz band only
Radiometer with channels in the water vapour band in MWIR/TIR and possibly NIR
Radiometer with channels in the water vapour band in FIR or NIR
Limb sounder with mechanical or electronical scanning, including Mm-submm
Limb-sounding spectrometer by star occultation
Limb-sounding spectrometer by solar occultation
OSCAR/Space Version 2.5 released
On 14th October 2020 we released a new version of OSCAR/Space including major software upgrade and new functionalities. Please see details here.