CEOS Instrument: Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases

Agencies: MITI (Japan) [Primary]
Mission: ADEOS
Status:No longer operational
Type:Medium-resolution IR spectrometer
Description:IMG obtained detailed spectra of thermal infrared radiation from the earth's surface and the atmosphere. Thermal infrared spectra include absorption and emission signatures of many atmosphere included gases.
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: NIR (~0.75 ?m - ~1.3 ?m)
Technology: Medium-resolution IR spectrometer
Description: Spectrometer operating in MWIR and TIR with spectral resolution typically around 0.1 % to retrieve temperature and humidity profiles from absorption bands of CO2 and H2O in cloud-free or partially cloudy areas, and also total columns of some greenhouse gas species (and coarse profile of O3). Cross-nadir scanning for vertical profiling and total-columns. Many thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 10-20 km horizontal, ~ 1 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