GHGs Trend Viewer
with GOSAT long-term target observations

GHG long-term trend viewer operation guide -RemoTeC-

Last update: 2017/10/04

1. Introduction

The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT) is designed to measure the concentration of major greenhouse gases from space. GOSAT was launched successfully on January 23, 2009. GOSAT Project is a joint effort promoted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

The RemoTeC CO2 and CH4 products are a joint development by SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and DLR. (Butz et al., GRL 2011; Guerlet et al., JGR 2013; Schepers et al, JGR 2012.)

The GHG long term trend viewer presents quick view and pick up data set of the target observation sites, where users are interested. Most of the target observations requested by the RA researchers are not included in the list.

2. Data description

L1B version

About data category

About parameter

About data extraction

In order to use long term trend data of the point of interest, the viewer pick up data within the circle of 10km radius.

But the following adjacent site, the viewer pick up within the circle of 1km or 2km radius.

[circle of 1km radius]

Osaka3, Osaka4
Bakersfield4 - 6
Boston4, Boston5, Greece4, Greece5

[circle of 2km radius]

Tokyo6, 8, 11 - 13
Bakersfield2, Bakersfield3
Aliso_Canyon2 - 4
Namibia1 - 3
Antarctica1 - 4
Beijing1 - 16
Shanghai1 - 13
Delhi1 - 16
Dhaka1 - 16
MexicoCity1 - 16
Istanbul1 - 16
Cairo1 - 15
CebuIsland1, 2
Sacramento(Rice Field), Sacramento(CA Capitol)
Karachi1 - 16

The primary pointing system, which had been used between launch and Dec. 2014, larger pointing offset of about 5km.

Therefore, some cases include nearby target points.

3. Citation


5. Links

6. Acknowledgments

GHG Long term trend viewer was developed by JAXA/EORC. We would like to thank SRON and DLR team, JAXA GOSAT project members.