ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions
The user is strongly encouraged to read the README files (produced by Chris Boone for each version of the ACE-FTS retrievals and reproduced in this document) and the retrievals description paper (C. D. Boone et al., "Retrievals for the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer", Appl. Opt., 44(33) 7218-7231 (2005) which is available from http://www.ace.uwaterloo.ca/data) for more information on the ACE-FTS retrievals.
The scope of this guide is to help users identify the various types of data that are available from the Third Party Missions, the applications that the data may be used for, and the procedures required for access - including registration, search, selection and retrieval of the data of interest.
The Charter is an important step forward in linking the needs of disaster and relief organisations with space technology solutions to help mitigate the effects of disaster on human life, property and the environment.
This paper describes the approach developed for the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and pressure from the troposphere to the lower thermosphere as well as the strategy for retrievals of volume-mixing ratio profiles of atmospheric species.
This is the 2010 update of the CEOS Earth Observation Handbook. You can browse the live database at http://database.eohandbook.com/ or download the printable PDF of key tables based on the 2010 database contents for a handy reference.
This paper was published in the GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, Vol.32 (L15S01, doi:10.1029/2005GL022386, 2005) and presents an overview of the Canadian mission SCISAT-1 (also known as the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment ACE) and some of its first scientific results.
The objective of the PREMIER mission is to quantify the processes controlling global atmospheric composition in the mid/upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (5-25 km height range), which is a region of particular importance for climate change.
The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.
This brochure gives a quick overview on the availability of the Third Party Missions IRS-P3, JERS-1, NIMBUS, Proba, Landsat, KOMPSAT-1, SCISAT-1, Terra/Aqua, NOAA, QSCAT, OrbView, SPOT-1,-2,-3,-4, ALOS.