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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.

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Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements such as the uncertainty, the vertical resolution, and the frequency and spatial resolution of the retrieved measurement in comparison with the space-time variability of the geophysical parameter.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the vertical resolution allowed by the sensing technique (lidar, radio-occultation, IR spectrometry).

 

RATING CRITERIA:

1

  • Multi-beam backscatter lidar
  • Cluster of radio-occultation sounders

2

  • Nadir-pointing backscatter lidar
  • Radio-occultation sounder tracking >=2 GNSS systems in setting and/or rising phase

3

  • Nadir-pointing lidar altimeter
  • Radio-occultation sounder tracking <2 GNSS systems in setting and/or rising phase
  • High-resolution cross-nadir spectrometer in TIR

4

  • Radio-occultation sounder with omni-directional antenna
  • Medium-resolution cross-nadir TIR spectrometer in GEO
  • High-resolution non-scanning spectrometer in TIR

5

  • Medium-resolution cross-nadir TIR spectrometer in LEO
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Found 96 results

This table has a large number of results.
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CATS Important note1 - primaryISS CATS51.6 °
X
X
X
CION1 - primaryCICERO
X
XXXXXXXX
CION-21 - primaryCICERO-2
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pyxis-RO1 - primaryGNOMES-1TBD
X
X
Pyxis-RO1 - primaryGNOMES-2TBD
X
XXXXX
Pyxis-RO1 - primaryGNOMES-3TBD
X
XXXXX
STRATOS1 - primaryLemur-291
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IGOR (COSMIC) Important noteNo1 - primaryCOSMIC-172 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
TGRS (COSMIC-2)1 - primaryCOSMIC-224 °41
X
XXXXXXX
ACDL2 - very highDQ-113:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXX
ACDL2 - very highDQ-213:00 ascXXXXXXXXX
CALIOP Important noteNo2 - very highCALIPSO13:45 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ATLID2 - very highEarthCARE14:00 descXXXX
ARMA-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N115:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
ARMA-MP2 - very highMeteor-MP N209:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
GNSS-RO (Sentinel-6)2 - very highSentinel-6A66 °180
X
XXXXXXX
GNSS-RO (Sentinel-6)2 - very highSentinel-6B66 °
X
XXXXXXX
AOPOD2 - very highKOMPSAT-506:00 asc90
X
XXXXXXXXXX
GNOS Important noteYes2 - very highFY-3C08:20 desc
X
XXXXXXXXX
GNOSYes2 - very highFY-3D13:29 asc146
X
XXXXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3E05:40 desc
X
XXXXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3F10:00 desc
X
XXXXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3J05:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3G50 °
X
XXXX
GNOS-22 - very highFY-3I50 °
X
XXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
RO2 - very highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
GEDI Lidar3 - highISS GEDI51.6 °
X
XXXXX
MOLI lidar3 - highISS MOLI51.6 °XXXXXX
GLAS3 - highICESat94 °
X
XXXXXX
X
ATLAS3 - highICESat-294 °
X
XXXXX
GOLPE3 - highSAC-C10:20 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
X
GRASNo3 - highMetop-A07:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
GRASYes3 - highMetop-B09:31 desc68
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
GRASYes3 - highMetop-C09:31 desc105
X
XXXXXXXXX
IGOR (TacSat-2)3 - highTacSat-240 °
X
X
ROSA Important note3 - highMegha-Tropiques20 °
X
XXXXXXX
X
ROSA Important note3 - highSAC-D06:00 desc
X
XXX
X
BlackJack (CHAMP) Important note3 - highCHAMP87 °
X
XXXXXXX
X
BlackJack (GRACE) Important noteNo3 - highGRACE (2 sats)89 °168
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
GPS/MET3 - highOrbView-1/MicroLab70 °
X
XX
ROHPP3 - highSEOSAR/Paz06:00 asc180
X
XXXXX
ROSA (OceanSat)No3 - highOceanSat-211:53 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TOR3 - highTerraSAR-X06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TOR3 - highTanDEM-X06:00 desc157
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Tri-G (GRACE-FO) Important note3 - highGRACE-FO (2 sats)89 °190
X
XXXXX
TRSR (Ørsted) Important noteNo3 - highØrsted96.5 °
X
XXXXXXX
IASINo3 - highMetop-A07:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
IASIYes3 - highMetop-B09:31 desc48
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
IASIYes3 - highMetop-C09:31 desc89
X
XXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A309:30 descXXXXXXXX
IASI-NG3 - highMetop-SG-A109:30 descXXXXXXXX
IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
IKFS-33 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
TANSO-FTSNo3 - highGOSAT13:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TANSO-FTS/23 - highGOSAT-213:00 desc
X
XXXXX
TES-nadir Important note3 - highAura13:40 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
CORISS4 - fairC/NOFS13 °
X
XXXXXX
X
GIIRSYes4 - fairFY-4A104.7°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4B133°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4D105°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4E86.5°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4F105°E
X
XXXXXXX
GIIRS4 - fairFY-4G86.5°E
X
XXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N114.5°W
X
XXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N276°E
X
XXXXXXXXXX
IRFS-GS4 - fairElectro-M N3165.8°E
X
XXXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S1XXXXXXXXX
IRS4 - fairMTG-S2XXXXXXXXX
IMG4 - fairADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
AIRS Important noteYes5 - marginalAqua13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CrISYes5 - marginalNOAA-2013:25 asc44
X
XXXXXXXXXX
CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-2 (NOAA-21)13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXX
CrIS Important noteYes5 - marginalSNPP13:25 asc89
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-313:30 ascXXXXXXXXXX
CrIS5 - marginalJPSS-413:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
HIRASYes5 - marginalFY-3D13:29 asc
X
XXXXXX
HIRAS-25 - marginalFY-3E05:40 desc
X
XXXXXX
HIRAS-25 - marginalFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXXX
HIRAS-25 - marginalFY-3F10:00 desc
X
XXXXXX
HIRAS-25 - marginalFY-3J05:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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XXXX
X
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-309:00 desc
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XXXX
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-415:00 asc
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XXXXX
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 desc
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XXXXX
IKFS-25 - marginalMeteor-M N2-609:00 asc
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XXXXX
FSI5 - marginalFORUM09:30 descXXXXX
All instruments for measuring Height of the tropopause
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CATS1 - primary
CION1 - primary
CION-21 - primary
Pyxis-RO1 - primary
STRATOS1 - primary
IGOR (COSMIC)1 - primary
TGRS (COSMIC-2)1 - primary
ACE Lidar2 - very high
ACDL2 - very high
CALIOP2 - very high
ATLID2 - very high
ARMA-MP2 - very high
GNSS-RO (Sentinel-6)2 - very high
AOPOD2 - very high
GNOS2 - very high
GNOS-22 - very high
GNSS-RO2 - very high
RO2 - very high
GEDI Lidar3 - high
MOLI lidar3 - high
VCL3 - high
GLAS3 - high
ATLAS3 - high
GOLPE3 - high
GRAS3 - high
IGOR (TacSat-2)3 - high
ROSA3 - high
BlackJack (CHAMP)3 - high
BlackJack (GRACE)3 - high
GPS/MET3 - high
ROHPP3 - high
ROSA (OceanSat)3 - high
TOR3 - high
Tri-G (GRACE-FO)3 - high
TRSR (Ørsted)3 - high
IASI3 - high
IASI-NG3 - high
IKFS-33 - high
TANSO-FTS3 - high
TANSO-FTS/23 - high
TES-nadir3 - high
CORISS4 - fair
GIIRS4 - fair
IRFS-GS4 - fair
IRS4 - fair
IMG4 - fair
AIRS5 - marginal
CrIS5 - marginal
HIRAS5 - marginal
HIRAS-25 - marginal
IKFS-25 - marginal
FSI5 - marginal
IR spectrometer5 - marginal