CEOS Instrument: Stratospheric Sounding Unit




Instrument:SSU
Agency: NOAA
Missions: NOAA-9
 NOAA-11
 NOAA-13
 NOAA-12
 NOAA-14
Status:No longer operational
Type:Narrow-band channel IR radiometer
Description:Temperature profiles in stratosphere, top-of-atmosphere radiation from 25 - 50 km altitude
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Narrow-band channel IR radiometer
Description: Radiometer operating in MWIR and TIR with many channels of bandwidth around 1 % in absorption bands of CO2 and H2O to retrieve temperature and humidity profiles in cloud-free or partially cloudy areas. Cross-nadir scanning for vertical profiling. A few tens of channels. Spatial resolution typically 10-20 km horizontal, ~ 2 km vertical (referred to the retrieved profile). Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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