Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2445-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2445-2016
Research article
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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

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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.