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Directory of atmospheric composition missions

This section includes links to satellite missions with direct implication in atmospheric chemistry. Other satellite missions providing ancillary information are listed in the next section.
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Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE): - --@uwaterloo
Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS II)
Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM)
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)
Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS)


Chemical and Aerosol Sounding Satellite (CASS)
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO)

Satellite Payload for Geo-scientific Research and Applications program (CHAMP)
Challenging Mini-The Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer (CLAES):- --@ BADC.NERC
Cross-Track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CRIMSS)
CRyogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere (CRISTA)


Envisat mission
EOS-Aura mission


Feng-Yun-3 (FY-3) Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Series


GEOstationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE)
Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS)
Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI-2)
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): - --@ ESA -- -@ BIRA-IASB
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2): -- -O3M SAF- --@ EUMETSAT
Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars (GOMOS)

Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT)
Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT F-On)
GRACE/GPS (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment): -- -@ U.Texas -- -@ GFZ.Potsdam  


Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE)

High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS)
High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder-2 (HIRS-2)
High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder-4 (HIRS-4)


Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)
Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer (ILAS)
Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II (ILAS-II)
Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse Gases (IMG)
Improved Stratospheric And Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS)



Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS): - - @ GATS -- -@ BADC.NERC
Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE)


Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation (MAESTRO)
Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellites (MAPS): - --@ GSFC.NASA
Millimeter-Wave Atmospheric Sounder (MAS)
Middle Atmosphere High Resolution Spectrograph Investigation (MAHRSI)
Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS): - --@ ESA- - -@ LEOS
Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) -- -@ JPL.NASA -- -@ NERC
Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT): -- -@ U.Toronto -- -@ NCAR


Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2)
Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3)
Odin satellite
Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI): -- -@ GSFC.NASA -- -@ KNMI
Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)
Occultation for Atmospheric Research (SOAR)
Occultation Radiometer (ORA)
Optical Spectrometer and InfraRed Imaging System (OSIRIS)


Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM)
Polar Communication and Weather mission (PCW)Polar Communication and Weather mission (PCW)


Rayleigh Scattering Attitude Sensor (RSAS)


Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER)
Stratospheric Aerosol & Gas Experiment I (SAGE I)
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE-II)
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE-III)
Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement II (SAM II)
Stratospheric And Mesospheric Sounder (SAMS)

SBUV (Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet)
Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet/2 (SBUV/2)
SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric ChartographY (SCIAMACHY) -- @ ESA
Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals (SHIMMER)
Solar Occultation For Ice Experiment (SOFIE): -- - @ U.Hampton -- - @ GATS
Solar Mesosphere Explorer or Explorer 64 (SME)
Sub-Millimeter Receiver (SMR)
Shuttle Ozone Limb Scattering Experiment/Limb Ozone Retrieval Experiment (SOLSE/LORE)
SunPhotoSpectrometer Earth Atmosphere Measurement (SPEAM-2)
Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV)
Stratospheric Sounding Unit /Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (SSU/AMSU)
Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange And climate Monitor (STEAM)

Directory of satellite missions providing ancillary observations

This section is dedicated to ancillary data that are of interest for geophysical interpretation of atmospheric chemistry satellite data and for the development of retrieval algorithms.

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Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)


Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)
Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate/Taiwan's Formosa Satellite Mission #3 (COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3)




Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)


Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat 1)


Medium-spectral resolution, imaging spectrometer (MERIS)
Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)


NOAA Satellites and Information Service (NESDIS)


Polarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances (POLDER-PARASOL)


SOLar STellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment (SOLSTICE)
Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)
Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SUSIM)