Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Research article
02 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2016

Update on GOSAT TANSO-FTS performance, operations, and data products after more than 6 years in space

Akihiko Kuze, Hiroshi Suto, Kei Shiomi, Shuji Kawakami, Makoto Tanaka, Yoko Ueda, Akira Deguchi, Jun Yoshida, Yoshifumi Yamamoto, Fumie Kataoka, Thomas E. Taylor, and Henry L. Buijs

Data sets

GOSAT User Interface Gateway (GUIG) National Institute for Environmental Studies

GOSAT TANSO-FTS data analysis Atmospheric CO2 Observations from Space (ACOS) Team

Short summary
A more than 6-year data set has been acquired by TANSO-FTS onboard GOSAT. This paper provides updates on the performance and describes important changes to the data product for the typical accuracy of retrieved CO2 and CH4 of 2 ppm and 13 ppb, respectively. The V201 Level 1B have long-term uniform quality and provide consistent retrieval accuracy even after the three anomalies of the satellite system. In addition, we discuss the unique observation abilities by an agile pointing mechanism.