CEOS Instrument: Spectrometer (OCO)

Instrument:Spectrometer (OCO)
Agency: NASA
Mission: OCO
Status:No longer operational
Type:High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer
Description:Global measurements of atmospheric CO2 needed to describe the variability of CO2 sources and sinks
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: 0.76 ?m, 1.61 ?m, 2.06 ?m
Technology: High-resolution nadir-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. Earth viewing so as to measure vertical profiles and total columns. Thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 2-20 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

Measurement List:

  Atmospheric Chemistry - CO2 (column/profile)

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