CEOS Instrument: Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder




Instrument:SMILES
Agencies: JAXA [Primary]
 NICT
Mission: ISS/JEM
Status:No longer operational
Type:Limb-scanning MW spectrometer
Description:High-sensitivity observation of stratospheric minor gases related to ozone depletion
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: 624.32?625.52GHz, 625.12?626.32GHz, 649.12?650.32GHz
Technology: Limb-scanning MW spectrometer
Description: Spectrometer operating in the millimetre-submillimetre range (30-3000 GHz) with spectral resolution typically around 0.01 % required for atmospheric chemistry. Designed to provide high vertical resolution in the upper troposphere and above by scanning the Earth’s limb. Some thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 1-3 km vertical, 300-500 km horizontal. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18