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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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 top temperature

Definition:

Temperature of the top of the cloud (highest cloud in case of multi-layer clouds)

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

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AIRSYes1 - primaryAqua13:30 asc
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CrIS Important noteYes1 - primarySNPP13:25 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
CrISYes1 - primaryNOAA-2013:25 asc
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CrIS1 - primaryJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GIIRSYes1 - primaryFY-4A105°E
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GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS1 - primaryFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HIRASYes1 - primaryFY-3D13:29 asc
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HIRAS-21 - primaryFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-21 - primaryFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
HIRAS-21 - primaryFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
HIRAS-21 - primaryFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-A08:46 desc
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IASIYes1 - primaryMetop-B09:30 desc
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IASI1 - primaryMetop-C09:30 desc
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IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG1 - primaryMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
IKFS-21 - primaryMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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IKFS-2 Important note1 - primaryMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
IKFS-31 - primaryMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS1 - primaryElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS1 - primaryMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo1 - primaryGOSAT13:00 desc
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TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryGOSAT-213:00 desc
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TES-nadir Important note1 - primaryAura13:45 asc
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FORUM1 - primaryFORUM09:30 descXXXXX
IMG1 - primaryADEOS10:30 desc
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IRIS-B1 - primaryNimbus-312:00 desc
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IRIS-D1 - primaryNimbus-412:00 desc
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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
MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N163.4 °
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MSU-GS/A2 - very highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-1675.2°W
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ABIYes2 - very highGOES-17137.2°W
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ABI2 - very highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
ABI2 - very highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
AGRIYes2 - very highFY-4A105°E
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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
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AHIYes2 - very highHimawari-8140.7°E
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AMIYes2 - very highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
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FCI2 - very highMTG-I1XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I2XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I3XXXXXXXXX
FCI2 - very highMTG-I4XXXXXXXXX
GLI2 - very highADEOS-210:30 desc
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IIRNo2 - very highCALIPSO13:30 asc
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highGOES-1275°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15) Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-1360°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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IMAGER (GOES 12-15)Yes2 - very highGOES-15128°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-875°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-9135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-10135°W
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IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highGOES-11135°W
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
IMAGER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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IMAGER (MTSAT-2) Important noteNo2 - very highHimawari-7 (MTSAT-2)145°E
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JAMI Important note2 - very highHimawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)140°E
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MERSI-22 - very highFY-3G50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3J50 °XXXXXX
MERSI-2Yes2 - very highFY-3D13:29 asc
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MERSI-22 - very highFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
MERSI-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL2 - very highFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
MERSI-LL2 - very highFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
METimage2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
MI2 - very highCOMS128.2°E
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MODISYes2 - very highAqua13:30 asc
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MODISYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
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MSI2 - very highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GS2 - very highElectro-L N129.6°W
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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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MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-GSM2 - very highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
OCTS2 - very highADEOS10:30 desc
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highFY-2C105°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highFY-2D86.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)Yes2 - very highFY-2E86.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H) Important noteYes2 - very highFY-2F112°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes2 - very highFY-2G99.5°E
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S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)Yes2 - very highFY-2H79°E
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-83.7°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-93.5°E
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SEVIRI Important noteYes2 - very highMeteosat-109.5°E
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SEVIRI2 - very highMeteosat-11
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SEVIRI Important note2 - very highMeteosat-8 (IODC)41.5°E
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VIIRSYes2 - very highSNPP13:25 asc
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VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-413:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VIIRSYes2 - very highNOAA-2013:25 asc
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VIIRS2 - very highJPSS-213:30 ascXXXXXXXX
VISSR (Himawari-5)2 - very highHimawari-5 (GMS-5)140°E
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VTIR2 - very highMOS-110:15 desc
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VTIR2 - very highMOS-1B10:35 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-607:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-714:30 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-807:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-914:30 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1007:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1114:10 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1205:10 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1314:00 asc
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HIRS/22 - very highNOAA-1409:30 desc
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HIRS/22 - very highTIROS-N14:30 asc
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HIRS/3 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1507:50 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1609:01 desc
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HIRS/32 - very highNOAA-1707:03 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-A08:46 desc
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HIRS/4 Important noteYes2 - very highMetop-B09:30 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1809:15 desc
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HIRS/4 Important note2 - very highNOAA-1905:15 desc
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IRAS Important note2 - very highFY-3A09:05 desc
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IRAS2 - very highFY-3B14:45 asc
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IRAS2 - very highFY-3C09:07 desc
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-875°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-9135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-10135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-11135°W
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SOUNDER2 - very highGOES-1275°W
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SOUNDER Important noteNo2 - very highGOES-1360°W
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SOUNDERYes2 - very highGOES-14105°W
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SOUNDER Important noteYes2 - very highGOES-15128°W
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DS74°EXXXXXXXX
SOUNDER (INSAT)Yes2 - very highINSAT-3D82°E
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SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highINSAT-3DR74°E
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VAS2 - very highGOES-4135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-575°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-6135°W
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VAS2 - very highGOES-775°W
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ASTER Important noteYes2 - very highTerra10:30 desc
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ECOSTRESS Important note2 - very highISS ECOSTRESS51.6 °
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MX-LWIR2 - very highGISAT-185.5°EXXXXXXXX
MX-LWIR2 - very highGISAT-283°EXXXXXXXX
GFI3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
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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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6 (IODC)67.5°E
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-1
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-2
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-3
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-4
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-5
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-6
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MVIRI3 - highMeteosat-7 (IODC)58°E
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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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SCMR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-412:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-512:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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THIR3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1A74°E
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VHRR (INSAT)3 - highINSAT-1B74°E
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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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HIRS3 - highNimbus-612:00 desc
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P281.2 °
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P310:15 asc
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SI-GDR3 - highMeteor-P410:15 asc
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AATSR4 - fairEnvisat10:00 desc
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ATSR4 - fairERS-110:30 desc
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ATSR-2 Important note4 - fairERS-210:30 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-714:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-914:30 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1114:10 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1205:10 desc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1314:00 asc
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AVHRR/24 - fairNOAA-1409:30 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-A08:46 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairMetop-B09:30 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairMetop-C09:30 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important noteYes4 - fairNOAA-1507:50 desc
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AVHRR/34 - fairNOAA-1609:01 desc
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AVHRR/3 Important note4 - fairNOAA-1707:03 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1809:15 desc
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AVHRR/3Yes4 - fairNOAA-1905:15 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1E13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1F13:30 ascXXXXXXX
COCTS4 - fairHY-1A10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1B10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1C10:30 desc
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COCTS4 - fairHY-1D13:30 asc
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MSU-MR Important note4 - fairMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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MSU-MRYes4 - fairMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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MSU-MR4 - fairMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1A15:30 asc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1B07:50 desc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1C07:00 desc
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MVISR4 - fairFY-1D09:00 desc
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SGLI4 - fairGCOM-C10:30 desc
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SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3B10:00 desc
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SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3C10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTR4 - fairSentinel-3D10:00 descXXXXXXXX
SLSTRYes4 - fairSentinel-3A10:00 desc
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SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-312:00 descXXXXXX
SSTM4 - fairOceanSat-3A12:00 descXXXXXX
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairFY-3A09:05 desc
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VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairFY-3B14:45 asc
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VIRR (FY-3) Important noteYes4 - fairFY-3C09:07 desc
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VIRS4 - fairTRMM35 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-381.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-481.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-581.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-681.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-781.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-981.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-181.3 °
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SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairMeteor-2-281.3 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-182.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-282.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-382.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-482.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-582.5 °
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SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairMeteor-3-682.5 °
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NIRST4 - fairSAC-D06:00 desc
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TIRSYes4 - fairLandsat-810:11 desc
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TRISHNA4 - fairTRISHNA13:00 ascXXXXXX
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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CZCS5 - marginalNimbus-712:00 desc
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HCMR5 - marginalHCMM14:00 asc
X
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-P181.2 °
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X
X
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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X
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-581.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-681.2 °
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X
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-781.2 °
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IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalMeteor-1-881.2 °
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X
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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X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-481.2 °
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X
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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X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-882.5 °
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X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-981.3 °
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X
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1282.5 °
X
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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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X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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X
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1782.5 °
X
X
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IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1882.5 °
X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2082.5 °
X
X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-2182.5 °
X
X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-181.3 °
X
X
X
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalMeteor-2-281.3 °
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-182.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-282.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-382.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-482.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-582.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3-682.5 °
X
X
X
Klimat5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
X
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MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
X
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X
MERSI-15 - marginalFY-3B14:45 asc
X
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X
MERSI-1 Important note5 - marginalFY-3C09:07 desc
X
X
X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0106:20 desc
X
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X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0210:00 desc
X
X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0306:20 desc
X
X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0410:00 desc
X
X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0506:20 
X
OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0806:10 desc
X
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1007:30 desc
X
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1105:00 desc
X
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1203:35 desc
X
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OLS5 - marginalDMSP-F1305:51 desc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1417:00 asc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F15 Important note14:50 asc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1606:20 asc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:40 desc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1804:50 desc
X
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OLSNo5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-113:30 asc
X
X
SR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
X
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
X
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
X
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SR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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SR5 - marginalITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
X
X
STR (Electro)5 - marginalElectro-GOMS76.5°E
X
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VHRR (ATS)5 - marginalATS-694°W
X
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
X
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
X
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
X
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VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalSeaSat108 °
X
VISSR5 - marginalGOES-1135°W
X
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VISSR5 - marginalGOES-275°W
X
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VISSR5 - marginalGOES-3135°W
X
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VISSR5 - marginalSMS-175°W
X
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VISSR5 - marginalSMS-2135°W
X
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-1 (GMS-1)140°E
X
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X
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-2 (GMS-2)140°E
X
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-3 (GMS-3)140°E
X
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VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalHimawari-4 (GMS-4)140°E
X
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CIRCNo5 - marginalALOS-212:00 desc
X
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ETM+ Important noteYes5 - marginalLandsat-710:00 desc
X
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HSRS5 - marginalBIRD10:30 desc
X
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X
IRMSS5 - marginalCBERS-110:30 desc
X
XXX
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IRMSS Important note5 - marginalCBERS-210:30 desc
X
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IRMSS (HJ)5 - marginalHJ-1B10:30 desc
X
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IRMSS-25 - marginalCBERS-4A10:30 asc
X
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IRMSS-25 - marginalCBERS-410:30 asc
X
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IRMSS-2 (HJ)5 - marginalHJ-2A10:30 desc
X
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IRMSS-2 (HJ)5 - marginalHJ-2B10:30 desc
X
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IRS (SJ-9)5 - marginalSJ-9B Important note10:30 desc
X
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MSU-IK-SR5 - marginalKANOPUS-V-IK-110:30 asc
X
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-182.5 °
X
X
X
MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-282.5 °
X
X
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-382.5 °
X
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-482.5 °
X
MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-582.5 °
X
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-682.5 °
X
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalOkean-O1-782.5 °
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MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalSICH-182.5 °
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-110:15 asc
X
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-210:15 asc
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MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalResurs-O1-310:15 asc
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MSU-SK15 - marginalResurs-O1-410:15 asc
X
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MSU-V5 - marginalOkean-O-182.5 °
X
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TM5 - marginalLandsat-410:00 desc
X
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TM5 - marginalLandsat-509:45 desc
X
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ITPR5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
X
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SIRS-B5 - marginalNimbus-412:00 desc
X
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
X
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
X
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
X
XXX
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VTPR5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
X
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SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalNimbus-512:00 desc
X
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SIRS-A5 - marginalNimbus-312:00 desc
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All instruments for measuring Cloud top temperature
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
AIRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
CrIS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
GIIRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRAS-21 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IASI-NG1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-21 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IKFS-31 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IRFS-GS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
IRS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TANSO-FTS/21 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
TES-nadir1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage..
FORUM1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IMG1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IR spectrometer1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IRIS-B1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
IRIS-D1 - primaryDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
ISR2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS/A2 - very highNo specific limitation..
ABI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AGRI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AHI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
AMI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
FCI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
GLI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IIR2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (GOES 8-11)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (INSAT)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IMAGER (MTSAT-2)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
JAMI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MERSI-22 - very highNo specific limitation..
MERSI-LL2 - very highNo specific limitation..
METimage2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MODIS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-GSM2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR-MP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
OCTS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2C/D/E)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
SEVIRI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
VIIRS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
VISSR (Himawari-5)2 - very highNo specific limitation..
VTIR2 - very highNo specific limitation..
HIRS/22 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/32 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
HIRS/42 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
IRAS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
SOUNDER (INSAT)2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
VAS2 - very highDiscontinuous coverage..
ASTER2 - very highInfrequent coverage..
ECOSTRESS2 - very highInfrequent coverage..
MX-LWIR2 - very highInfrequent coverage..
GFI3 - highNo specific limitation..
MVIRI3 - highNo specific limitation..
S-VISSR (FY-2A/B)3 - highNo specific limitation..
SCMR3 - highNo specific limitation..
THIR3 - highNo specific limitation..
VHRR (INSAT)3 - highNo specific limitation..
HIRS3 - highDiscontinuous coverage..
SI-GDR3 - highDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
AATSR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ATSR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ATSR-24 - fairNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/24 - fairNo specific limitation..
AVHRR/34 - fairNo specific limitation..
COCTS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
MSU-MR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
MVISR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SGLI4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SLSTR4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SSTM4 - fairNo specific limitation..
VIRR (FY-3)4 - fairNo specific limitation..
VIRS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SM (Meteor-2)4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
SM (Meteor-3)4 - fairDiscontinuous coverage..
NIRST4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
TIRS4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
TRISHNA4 - fairInfrequent coverage..
AVHRR5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
CZCS5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
HCMR5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
IR (Meteor-1)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
IR (Meteor-2)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
Klimat5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
MERSI-15 - marginalNo specific limitation..
OLS5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SR5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
STR (Electro)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
VHRR (ATS)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
VHRR (NOAA)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
VIRR (Seasat)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
VISSR5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
VISSR (Himawari 1-4)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
CIRC5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
ETM5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
ETM+5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
HSRS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
IRMSS5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
IRMSS (HJ)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
IRMSS-25 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
IRMSS-2 (HJ)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
IRS (SJ-9)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
MSU-IK-SR5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
MSU-SK (Okean)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
MSU-SK (Resurs)5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
MSU-SK15 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
MSU-V5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
TM5 - marginalInfrequent coverage..
ITPR5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
SIRS-B5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
VTPR5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage..
SCR (Nimbus-5)5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..
SIRS-A5 - marginalDiscontinuous coverage.. Along-track only..