Overview of RT modelling requirements for ESA missions

Envisat

mission spectral range spectral calculation geometry atmos. surface Jac. pol. ref. Ram. Lidar Radar
ASAR microwave C-band monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - yes - - - yes
MERIS solar correlated-k pp m,c,r,a BRDF, spectral albedo - - - (yes) - -
AATSR solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,r,a Lambert - - - - - -
RA-2 microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
MWR microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - -
GOMOS solar line-by-line sp m,c,a,r Lambert yes - yes - - -
MIPAS thermal line-by-line sp m,c Lambert yes - yes - -
SCIAMACHY solar line-by-line sp m,c,a,r Lambert yes yes yes yes - -

MetOp

mission spectral range spectral calculation geometry atmos. surface Jac. pol. ref. Ram. Lidar Radar
IASI thermal line-by-line pp m,c Lambert yes - - - - -
AMSU microwave line-by-line pp m,c,p Lambert yes - - - - -
MHS microwave line-by-line pp m,c,p Lambert yes - - - - -
HIRS solar and thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert yes - - - - -
ASCAT microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
GOME-2 solar line-by-line pp m,c,r,a spectral albedo yes - - yes - -

Meteosat

mission spectral range spectral calculation geometry atmos. surface Jac. pol. ref. Ram. Lidar Radar
MSG Severi solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -
MSG GERB solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -
MTG FDHSI solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r spectral albedo - - - - - -
MTG HRFI solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -
MTG IRS/UVS sounding solar, thermal line-by-line pp m,c,a,r Lambert yes - - - - -
MTG LI solar correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -

Earth Explorers

mission spectral range spectral calculation geometry atmos. surface Jac. pol. ref. Ram. Lidar Radar
EarthCare ATLIDsolar monochromatic (3D) pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - ? yes -
EarthCare CPR microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
EarthCare MSI solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -
EarthCare BBR solar, thermal correlated-k pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - - - -
ADM-Aeolus solar monochromatic (3D) pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - ? yes -
CryoSat-2 microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
SMOS microwave (L-Band) monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - yes - - - yes
TRAQ solar, TIR line-by-line pp (sp,3D) m,c,a,r Lambert (BRDF) yes yes - yes - -
PREMIER IR, microwave line-by-line sp m,c Lambert yes - yes - - -
FLEX solar line-by-line pp m,a,r RT in plants yes - - yes - -
A-Scoppe solar monochromatic (3D) pp m,c,a,r Lambert - - - ? yes -
CoReH2O microwave monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
BIOMASS MHz region monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - yes - - - yes

GMES Sentinals

mission spectral range spectral calculation geometry atmos. surface Jac. pol. ref. Ram. Lidar Radar
Sentinel 1 microwave (C-Band) monochromatic pp m,c,p blackbody - - - - - yes
Sentinel 2 solar, IR correlated-k pp m,c,a,r BRDF - - - - - -
Sentinel 3 solar, IR, microwave correlated-k pp m,c,a,r,p BRDF - - - - - yes
Sentinels 4/5 solar, thermal line-by-line sp m,c,r,a Lambert yes ? yes yes - -
 
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