Satellite Specifications Table
NOTE: Webpage still under development. The table and other information are being used as a template!
On this page we provide a user-friendly look-up table of satellite specifications for GEOS-Chem users interested in assessing the model against space-based observations.
General Satellite and Instrument Information
If you have used or are using space-based observations we invite you to add information to the table below.
|Instrument||Satellite||Launch Date||Orbit||Equator Crossing Time||Footprint||Swath Width||Global Coverage|
|Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME)||ERS-2||April 1995||sun-synchronous||10h30 LT (descending node)||320x40 km2||960 km||< 3 days|
|Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)||NASA EOS/Terra||December 1999||sun-synchronous||10h30 LT (descending node)||14.6x17.6 km2 (for aerosol properties)||400 km||9 days|
|Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (SCIAMACHY)||ESA ENVISAT||March 2002||sun-synchronous||10h30 LT (descending node)||60x30 km2||960 km||6 days|
|Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS)||NASA EOS/Aqua||May 2002||sun-synchronous||13h30 LT (ascending node)||13.5 km (nadir)||1650 km||1 day|
|Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)||NASA EOS/Aura||July 2004||sun-synchronous||13h45 LT (ascending node)||13x24 km2 (nadir)||2600 km||1 day|
|Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2)||ESA MetOpA||October 2006||sun-synchronous||09h30 LT (descending node)||80x40 km2||1920 km||1.5 days|
Satellite-Observed Species Information
If you have used GEOS-Chem results in a model intercomparison study, we invite you to add your information to the table below.
|Species (Instrument)||Version and Level||Retrieval Spectrum||Spectral Resolution||DoFS||Uncertainty||Download link||References||Current Data Users|
|POLARCAT Model Intercomparison||Gas phase species, including O3, CO, NO, NO2, PAN, HNO3, NOy, H2O, C2H6, C3H8, C2H2, acetone, acetaldehyde and OH||Jingqiu Mao (NOAA/GFDL)||2008||Phase-1 is done. Now phase-2 is in progress.||N/A|| Simulations include a 1-year spin-up period (2007) and a full 12-month integration (Jan-Dec 2008) which will be used for comparison with long-term monthly-mean surface observations and satellite fields for 2008.