CEOS Instrument: Sounder




Instrument:Sounder
Agency: NOAA
Missions: GOES-10
 GOES-11
 GOES-12
 GOES-8
 GOES-9
 GOES-14
 GOES-15
 GOES-13
Status:Operational
Type:Narrow-band channel IR radiometer
Description:Atmospheric soundings and data on atmospheric stability and thermal gradient winds
Spatial Resolution: 10 km
Swath Width: Horizon to horizon
Wavebands: VIS - TIR: 19 channels
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