CEOS Instrument: WINDII




Instrument:WINDII
Agencies: CNES [Primary]
 NASA
Mission: UARS
Status:No longer operational
Type:Limb-scanning SW spectrometer
Description:Day and night wind measurements between 80 and 300 km altitude. Measures atmospheric temperature and concentration of emitting species
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Limb-scanning SW spectrometer
Description: Spectrometers to cover bands in UV, Vis, NIR and SWIR with spectral resolution typically of 0.1-0.3 %, required for atmospheric chemistry. Designed to provide high vertical resolution in the upper troposphere and above by scanning the Earth’s limb. Also, scanning may be performed during occultation of the sun or the moon or bright stars. Thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 1-3 km vertical, 300-500 km horizontal. Applicable only in LEO.

Measurement List:

  Atmospheric temperature (column/profile)
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