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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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 Wind (horizontal)

Definition:

3D field of the horizontal vector component (2D) of the 3D wind vector. The acuracy is meant as vector error, i.e. the module of the vector difference between the observed vector and the true vector.

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

Found 319 results

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3D-Winds LidarNo1 - primary3D-Winds
X
XXX
ALADIN1 - primaryAeolus06:00 desc
X
XXX
GIIRSYes2 - very highFY-4A105°E
X
XXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS2 - very highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS2 - very highMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-1675.2°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
ABIYes2 - very highGOES-17137.2°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A105°E
X
XXXXX
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
AHI2 - very highHimawari-9140.7°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AHIYes2 - very highHimawari-8140.7°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AMIYes2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I1XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I2XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I3XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I4XXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-83.7°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-93.5°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-109.5°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-11
X
XXXXXXXXX
SEVIRI Important note2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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XXXXXX
GHI3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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XX
X
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highGOES-1275°W
X
XXXXXXXX
X
IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes3 - highGOES-1360°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-14105°W
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes3 - highGOES-15128°W
X
XXXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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XX
X
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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XX
X
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-875°W
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XXXXXXXXX
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-9135°W
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XXXXXXX
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-10135°W
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XXXXXXXX
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highGOES-11135°W
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XXXXXXXXXX
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IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)Yes3 - highINSAT-3D82°E
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XXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-3DR74°E
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XXXXXXXX
IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo3 - highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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XXXXXXXXX
X
JAMI Important note3 - highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
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XXXXXXXXX
X
MIYes3 - highCOMS128.2°E
X
XXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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XXXXX
MSU-GS Important noteYes3 - highElectro-L N276°E
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XXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS3 - highElectro-L N3165.8°E
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XXXXXXXXXX
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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XXXXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
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XXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7
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XXXXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-1
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-2
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XXXXXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3
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XX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-4
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XXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5
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XXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6
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XXXXXXXXXXXXX
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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XXXXXXXXXX
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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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XXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2C105°E
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XXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highFY-2D86.5°E
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XXXXXXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes3 - highFY-2E86.5°E
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XXXXXXXXX
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes3 - highFY-2F112°E
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XXXXXXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2G99.5°E
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XXXXXX
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes3 - highFY-2H79°E
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XXXX
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1B74°E
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XXXXXXXXX
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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)3 - highKalpana-174°E
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VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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XXXXXXX
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
AIRSYes3 - highAqua13:30 asc
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CrIS Important noteYes3 - highSNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS3 - highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS3 - highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrISYes3 - highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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CrIS3 - highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes3 - highFY-3D14:00 asc
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XXXXX
HIRAS-23 - highFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-23 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-23 - highFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS-23 - highFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
IASIYes3 - highMetop-A09:30 desc
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IASIYes3 - highMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI3 - highMetop-C09:30 desc
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IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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IKFS-23 - highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo3 - highGOSAT-113:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/23 - highGOSAT-213:00 desc
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TES-nadir Important note3 - highAura13:45 asc
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GLI4 - fairADEOS-210:30 desc
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IIRNo4 - fairCALIPSO13:30 asc
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MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-150 °XXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3RM-250 °XXXXXX
MERSI-2Yes4 - fairFY-3D14:00 asc
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XXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-24 - fairFY-3G14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-LL4 - fairFY-3E06:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL4 - fairFY-3H06:00 descXXXXXX
METimage4 - fairMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage4 - fairMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage4 - fairMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MODISYes4 - fairAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes4 - fairTerra10:30 desc
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MSI4 - fairEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
OCTS4 - fairADEOS10:30 desc
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SCMR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR4 - fairNimbus-712:00 desc
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VIIRSYes4 - fairSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes4 - fairNOAA-2013:25 asc
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VIIRS4 - fairJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VTIR4 - fairMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR4 - fairMOS-1B10:35 desc
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STR (Electro)4 - fairElectro-GOMS76.5°E
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XXXXX
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VHRR (ATS)4 - fairATS-694°W
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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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XXXXXXXXXXX
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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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MISRYes4 - fairTerra10:30 desc
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HRDI4 - fairUARS57 °
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MIGHTI4 - fairICON27 °
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TIDI 4 - fairTIMED74 °
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WINDII4 - fairUARS57 °
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CCD5 - marginalINSAT-2E83°E
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CCD5 - marginalINSAT-3A93.5°E
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GOCIYes5 - marginalCOMS128.2°E
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GOCI-II5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2B128.2°E
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MSSCC5 - marginalATS-345°W
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SSCC5 - marginalATS-1150°W
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AATSR5 - marginalEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR5 - marginalERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note5 - marginalERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-607:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-807:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalNOAA-1007:30 desc
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AVHRR5 - marginalTIROS-N14:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/25 - marginalNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalMetop-A09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/35 - marginalMetop-C09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important noteYes5 - marginalNOAA-1506:54 desc
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AVHRR/35 - marginalNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note5 - marginalNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalNOAA-1808:32 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes5 - marginalNOAA-1904:46 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS5 - marginalHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS5 - marginalHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1B10:30 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1C10:30 desc
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COCTS5 - marginalHY-1D13:30 asc
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CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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HCMR5 - marginalHCMM14:00 asc
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-881.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-981.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-1981.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2181.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2281.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-2781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-381.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-481.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-681.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-781.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-882.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-981.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-181.3 °
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-281.3 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-182.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-282.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-382.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-482.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-582.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-682.5 °
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Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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MERSI-1Yes5 - marginalFY-3B13:38 asc
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MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
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MSU-MR Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes5 - marginalMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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MSU-MR5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR5 - marginalFY-1D09:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0210:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0306:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0410:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0506:20 
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0806:10 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1007:30 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1305:51 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1514:50 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1606:20 asc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:20 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1807:08 desc
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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SGLI5 - marginalGCOM-C10:30 desc
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SLSTRYes5 - marginalSentinel-3B10:00 desc
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SLSTR5 - marginalSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR5 - marginalSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTRYes5 - marginalSentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-113:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
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SSTM5 - marginalOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
SSTM5 - marginalOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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VIRR (FY-3)5 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes5 - marginalFY-3B13:38 asc
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VIRR (FY-3)Yes5 - marginalFY-3C10:15 desc
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VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalSeaSat108 °
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All instruments for measuring Wind (horizontal)
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
3D-Winds Lidar1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only..
ALADIN1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only..
GIIRS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
IRFS-GS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
IRS2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Water vapour tracers needed..
ABI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
AGRI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
AHI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
AMI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
FCI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MSU-GSM2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
SEVIRI2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
ISR2 - very highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
GHI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
IMAGER (INSAT)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
JAMI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MSU-GS3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MVIRI3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
VISSR (Himawari-5)3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MSU-GS/A3 - highCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
AIRS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
CrIS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
HIRAS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
HIRAS-23 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
IASI3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
IASI-NG3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
IKFS-23 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
IKFS-33 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
TANSO-FTS3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
TANSO-FTS/23 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
TES-nadir3 - highCloud sensitive.. Limited to high latitudes..
GLI4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
IIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MERSI-24 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MERSI-LL4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
METimage4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MODIS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MSI4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MSU-MR-MP4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
OCTS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
SCMR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
THIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
VIIRS4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
VTIR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
STR (Electro)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
VHRR (ATS)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
VISSR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MISR4 - fairCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
HRDI4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
MIGHTI4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
TIDI 4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
WINDII4 - fairLimited to high atmosphere..
CCD5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
GOCI5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
GOCI-II5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
MSSCC5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
SSCC5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Daylight only..
AATSR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
ATSR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
ATSR-25 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
AVHRR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
AVHRR/25 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
AVHRR/35 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
COCTS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
CZCS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
HCMR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
Klimat5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MERSI-15 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MSU-MR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
MVISR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
OLS5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
SGLI5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
SLSTR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
SR5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
SSTM5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
VIRR (FY-3)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..
VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalCloud or water vapour tracers needed.. Limited to high latitudes..