CEOS Instrument: Measurements of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation




Instrument:MAESTRO
Agency: CSA
Mission: SCISAT-1
Status:Operational
Type:Limb-scanning SW spectrometer
Description:Chemical processes involved in the depletion of the ozone layer.
Spatial Resolution: Approx 1 - 2 km vertical
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: UV - NIR: 0.285 - 1.03 ?m (1 - 2 nm spectral resolution)
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.

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