CEOS Instrument: Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer

Agencies: JAXA [Primary]
 MOE (Japan)
 NIES (Japan)
Mission: GOSAT
Type:High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer
Description:CO2 and methane distribution
Spatial Resolution: 10.5 km
Swath Width: 160 km
Wavebands: 0.758 - 0.775 ?m, 1.56 - 1.72 ?m, 1.92 - 2.08 ?m, 5.56 - 14.3 ?m
Technology: High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer
Description: Spectrometer operating in MWIR and TIR with spectral resolution typically around 0.01 % required for atmospheric chemistry. Earth viewing so as to measure vertical profiles and total columns in cloud-free or partially cloudy areas. Cross-nadir scanning for vertical profiling and total-columns. Many thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 5-10 km horizontal, ~ 1 km vertical (referred to the retrieved profiles). Applicable only in LEO.

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