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 observing technique (atmospheric features tracking, lidar, line broadening);
the orbit (GEO or LEO).
Hyperspectral sounder in GEO
Imager in GEO or Molniya with channels in VIS and TIR at 6-8, 10-13 and 13.3 mm
Imager in GEO or Molniya with channels in VIS and TIR at 6-8 and 10-13 mm
Hyperspectral sounder in LEO
TIR imager in LEO with channels at 6-8 and 10-13 mm
Imager in GEO with channels in VIS and TIR at 10-13 mm
High-spatial-reolution multi-angle VIS radiometer in LEO
Very-high spectral resolution limb sounding spectrometer for O2 lines in the VIS and NIR ranges
VIS imager in GEO
TIR imager at 10-13 mm in LEO
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.