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Updated level-1 processing after two-years operation of TANSO-FTS
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To monitor the global column concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from space, the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) was launched on January 23, 2009, and has started the operational observation. Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation- Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) has been continuously measuring CO2 and CH4 distributions globally every three days, and data distribution to the public started from Feb. 16, 2010. During two years operational periods, the radiometric, geometric and spectroscopic characterizations of TANSO have been continuously conducted with updating the Level-1 processing algorithm. To make a precise spectroscopic observation, correction algorithms were newly developed, demonstrated and installed on operational processing. Two major corrections are discussed. One is correction of the scan-speed instability caused by microvibration from satellite. Through the on-orbit data analysis, degrading spectroscopic accuracy caused by periodically micro-vibrations was found, and these distortion effects were compensated with applying the re-sampling technique for interferogram. The other is non-linearity correction in the electronics. In this presentation, the detail of on-orbit characteristics and the current status of Level-1procesing for TANSO will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8154, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX, 81541A (16 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893405
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Suto, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Akihiko Kuze, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kei Shiomi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masakatsu Nakajima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8154:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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