GOSAT DATA

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Originator: NIES
Publication_Date: 20090406
Title: GOSAT DATA
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The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT) is the world's first spacecraft to measure the concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane, the two major greenhouse gases, from space. The spacecraft was launched successfully on January 23, 2009, and has been operating properly since then. Through analyzing the GOSAT observational data, scientists will be able to ascertain the global distribution of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), and how the sources and sinks of these gases vary with seasons, years, and locations. These new findings will enhance scientific understanding on the causes of global warming. Also, they will serve as fundamental information for improving climate change prediction and establishing sound plans for mitigating global warming. The GOSAT Project is a joint effort of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). GOSAT observes infrared light reflected and emitted from the earth's surface and the atmosphere. Column abundances of CO2 and CH4 are calculated from the observational data. The column abundance of a gas species is expressed as the number of the gas molecules in a column above a unit surface area. GOSAT flies at an altitude of approximately 666 km and completes one revolution in about 100 minutes. The satellite returns to the same point in space in three days. The observation instrument onboard the satellite is the Thermal And Near-infrared Sensor for carbon Observation (TANSO). TANSO is composed of two subunits: the Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) and the Cloud and Aerosol Imager (CAI). Tables 1 and 2 summarize the target gas species, spectral coverage, and other specifications of these two instruments. ------------------------------------- GOSAT ------------------------------------- Launch Vehicle H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.15 Launch Date 12:54, January 23, 2009 (JST) Location Tanegashima Space Center Shape 2 box shape with wing-type solar array paddles 3 7 m x 1.8 m X 2.0 m (Depth) (Length between the tips of the paddles: 13.7 m) Weight Approx. 1,750kg Orbiter Sun-Synchronous Sub-Recurrent Altitude Approx. 667km Inclination Approx. 98 degrees Period Approx. 98 minutes
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Beginning_Date: 20090406
Ending_Date: Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > METHANE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: GOSAT > GREENHOUSE GASES OBSERVING SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Contact_Organization: JP/JAXA/MOSS > Mission Operations System Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Contact_Person: JAXA/MOSS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2-1-1, Sengen
City: Tsukuba-city
State_or_Province: Ibaraki
Postal_Code: 305-8505
Country: Japan
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: RD-MOS@jaxa.jp
Resource_Description: GOSAT_DATA_JAXA
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http://www.jaxa.jp
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DATA CENTER URL
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https://data.gosat.nies.go.jp/GosatUserInterfaceGa...
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GOSAT User Interface Gateway (GUIG)
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http://www.gosat.nies.go.jp/index_e.html
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120514
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120906
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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