Dataset Title GOSAT: First satellite measurements of greenhouse gases concentration in a global scale
Dataset Purpose GOSAT mission was the first world's spacecraft to measure the concentration of the two major greenhouse gases from space
Dataset Abstract GOSAT (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite) was launched in a sun-synchronous orbit with an equator crossing time at 13:00 (descending node) by a JAXA H-IIA rocket in January 23, 2009 and is acquiring data on the global distribution of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) (column averaged mixing ratio) for at least five years.
Acquisition Methodology  Two observation sensors, TANSO-FTS (Fourier Transform Spectrometer) and TANSO-CAI (Cloud and Aerosol Imager) are placed in the Earth-facing plane (+Z i.e. nadir) of the satellite, which is operated by a three-axis attitude control system in such a way that the sensors keep looking toward the geocentric direction (900 km maximum swath, 3 day repeat cycle)
Quality Three types of GOSAT data for the year 2010 can be accessed on ciclad (IPSL cluster) following this path : /etherfs/gosat - TANSO-FTS : L1B and L2 (directory FTS/L1B[L2]/YYYY/MM/DD) - TANSO-CAI : L1B+ and L2 (directory CAI/L1B+[L2]/YYYY/MM/DD) - Spectrally calibrated TANSO-FTS spectra over TCCON and solar village sites (directory TCCON_+_Solar_Village)
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Access Constraints The access to GOSAT data is restricted. To obtain more information about the rights on these data, please contact Sébastien Payan , French co-investigator of GOSAT and coordinator of the scientific activities supported by CNES (through the TOSCA committee).
Use Constraints Documentation on data format are available from the directory /etherfs/gosat/DOC. To open an account on ciclad cluster, fill in the form available at this address: http://ciclad-web.ipsl.jussieu.fr/demande-d-ouverture-de-compte/
Keywords GOSAT, satellite, greenhouse gases, global, atmosphere
Status In work
Temporal Coverage
Start Date 2009-01-23
Stop Date
Project 0
Project short Name GCOM
Project long Name GLOBAL CHANGE OBSERVATION MISSION PROGRAM OF JAPAN
URL http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/gcom_c/
Description The purpose of the GCOM project is the global, long-term observation of Earth's environment. GCOM is expected to play an important role in monitoring both global water circulation and climate change, and examining the health of Earth from space. Global and long-term observations (10-15 years) by GCOM will contribute to an understanding of water circulation mechanisms and climate change.
URL Type VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Contact 0
Role Investigator
Full Name Payan Sébastien
Email sebastien.payan@upmc.fr
Phone +33(0)144274773
Fax
Organism short Name LATMOS
Organism long Name Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
URL http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/
Description LATMOS is an associated research laboratory, created on January 1st, 2009. The research objectives of LATMOS fall into two main themes: Physics and Chemistry of Earth environment and Solar system (planets, small bodies in the solar system, solar wind) and Sun-Earth interactions.
URL Type VIEW PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE
Address (Line1) LATMOS-IPSL, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Couloir 45-46 - 4eme etage
Address (Line2) (bureau 418) 4, place Jussieu
City Paris
Postal Code 75252
Country France
Parameter 0
Category Earth Science/Atmospheric chemistry/Carbon compounds
Parameter Carbon dioxide (CO2: Mass concentration of carbon dioxide in air/ mass fraction of carbon dioxide in air)
Units Part per million (ppm: NULL)
Accuracy 1 % (4 ppm)
Parameter 1
Category Earth science/Atmospheric chemistry/hydrocarbon compounds
Parameter Methane (CH4: mass concentration of methane in air/ mass fraction of methane in air)
Units Part per million (ppm: NULL)
Accuracy 1 % (4 ppm)
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Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERE/CLOUDS
Parameter Cloud cover
Units percent (%: 0.01)
Parameter 3
Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOUR
Parameter Water vapour total column (H2O)
Units Part per million (ppm: NULL)
Datacenter short Name ETHER
Datacenter long Name Ether Atmospheric Chemistry Data Centre
Address (Line1) ETHER - UPMC, T 45/46
Address (Line2)
City Paris CEDEX 05
Postal Code 75252
Country France
URL http://www.pole-ether.fr/etherTypo/index.php
Description
URL Type VIEW PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE
Reference 0
Reference Title GOSAT Related References
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URL http://www.gosat.nies.go.jp/eng/technology/references.htm#07
Description GOSAT related References
URL Type VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Reference 1
Reference Title The seasonal variation of the CO2 flux over Tropical Asia estimated from GOSAT, CONTRAIL, and IASI
Authors Basu, S., M. Krol, A. Butz, C. Clerbaux, Y. Sawa, T. Machida, H. Matsueda, C. Frankenberg, O. P. Hasekamp, and I. Aben
Publication Date 2014-03-16
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Volume 14
Issue 5
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Pages 1809–1815
ISBN
DOI 10.1002/2013GL059105
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Reference 2
Reference Title Column-averaged CO2 concentrations in the subarctic from GOSAT retrievals and NIES transport model simulations
Authors Belikova D.A., A. Bril, S. Maksyutov, S. Oshchepkov, T. Saeki, H. Takagi, Y. Yoshida, A. Ganshin, R. Zhuravlev, S. Aoki, T. Yokota
Publication Date 2014-03-12
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Volume 8
Issue 2
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Publication Place
Publisher Polar Science
Pages 129-145
ISBN
DOI 10.1016/j.polar.2014.02.002
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Reference 3
Reference Title Variations of oxygen-18 in West Siberian precipitation during the last 50 years
Authors Butzin M., M. Werner, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Risi, C. Frankenberg, K. Gribanov, J. Jouzel, and V. I. Zakharov
Publication Date
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Volume 14
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Publisher Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Pages 5853-5869
ISBN
DOI 10.5194/acp-14-5853-2014
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URL http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/5853/2014/acp-14-5853-2014.pdf
Description
URL Type ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Multimedia GOSAT Global distribution of xCH4 for 2010
Caption GOSAT Global distribution of xCH4 for 2010
Description Annual distribution of methane (xCH4) for the year 2010 derived by GOSAT satellite
Distribution Format Contact ethersvp@ipsl.jussieu.fr
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Fees No fees
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution 10,5 km diameter footprint
Longitude Resolution 10,5 km diameter footprint
Horizontal Resolution Range Point Resolution
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Temporal Resolution 00:00:04 (integration time) seconds
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Location GLOBAL
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Platform short Name GOSAT
Platform long Name Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite
Instrument short Name TANSO-CAI
Instrument long Name Thermal And Near Infrared Sensor For Carbon Observation-Cloud and Aerosol Imager
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Platform short Name GOSAT
Platform long Name Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite
Instrument short Name TANSO-FTS
Instrument long Name Thermal And Near Infrared Sensor For Carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer
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Southern latitude -90
Northern latitude 90
Western longitude -180
Eastern longitude 180
Minimum Altitude 0 km
Maximum Altitude 666 km
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