CEOS Instrument: Sounding of the Atmosphere usingBroadband Emission Radiometry

Agency: NASA
Mission: TIMED
Status:No longer considered
Type:Limb-scanning IR spectrometer
Description:SABER provides measurements of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere globally to support investigations into the fundamental processes governing the energetics, chemistry, dynamics, and transport of the atmospheric region extending from 60 to 180 km.
Spatial Resolution: 2 km vertical resolution
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: NIR - FIR: 1.27 - 17 ?m (10 channels)
Technology: Limb-scanning IR spectrometer
Description: Spectrometer operating in MWIR and TIR with spectral resolution typically around 0.01 % required for atmospheric chemistry. Designed to provide high vertical resolution in the upper troposphere and above by scanning the Earth’s limb. Many 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