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IASI Mission
Entry ID: CNES_http__cnes.fr_ark_68059_82bdbe6b7567b53699d17b2f9091b944_IDN_1.2

Abstract: IASI, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer is a key payload element of the METOP series of European meteorological polar-orbit satellites. It is developed by CNES in the framework of a co-operation agreement with EUMETSAT.The first flight model was launched in 2006 onboard the first European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, METOP-A. The second instrument, mounted on the ... View entire text

Purpose: The IASI instrument observes and measures twice a day the spectrum of infrared radiation emitted by the Earth from a low altitude sun-synchronous orbit, over a swath width of 2000 km. These measurements are compatible in terms of sampling, resolution, accuracy and overall performances with the mission objectives of providing information on:Profiles of temperature in the troposphere and lower ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CNES
Dataset Title: IASI Mission
Dataset Release Date: 2006-10-19T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: EUMETSAT
Version: 1.2
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-10-19
Stop Date: 2019-07-01
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Data Center
European Meteorological Satellite Organisation Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: ops at
Contact Address:
Eumetsat-Allee 1,
City: Darmstadt
Postal Code: D-64295
Country: Germany
Email: serad at
Contact Address:
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
18 Avenue Edouard Belin
City: Toulouse Cedex 9
Postal Code: 31401
Country: FRANCE
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-04-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-05