The TES instrument is a high-resolution imaging infrared Fourier-transform spectrometer that operates in both nadir and limb-sounding modes. TES standard Level 2 data products include global-scale vertical profile and total column measurements of ozone, water vapor, carbon monoxide, methane, and nitric acid for 16 orbits every other day. Additional products include atmospheric temperature profiles, surface temperatures, and land surface emissivity.
In addition, TES makes special observations using its ability to point at a specific location for a few minutes on any given orbit. This capability is used for targets such as gas-emitting volcanoes, for regional air quality studies, and in conjunction with field campaigns.
The ASDC provides data access, services and tools for over 35 projects in the discipline areas of Earth's radiation budget, clouds, aerosols and tropospheric chemistry. Additional information is available from our web site, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov.
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