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Instruments used to create CoastWatch Products

Instrument Description Instrument Type Platforms (Aboard) Organizations
ABI

Advanced Baseline Imager

Imager GOES-East , GOES-West NOAA
AHI

Advanced Himawari Imager

Imager Himawari JMA
AltiKa

Ka-band Altimeter

Radar Altimeter SARAL CNES
AMSR-E

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS

Imager Aqua JAXA
AMSR2

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - 2

Imager GCOM-W JAXA
ASCAT

Advanced Scatterometer
 

Scatterometer MetOp ESA
AVHRR

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

Imager MetOp NOAA
GMI

GPM Microwave Imager

Imager GPM NASA
GOES Imager

GOES IMAGER (GOES 12-15)
 

Imager GOES-East , GOES-West NOAA
MIRAS

Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis

Imager SMOS ESA
MOBY

Marine Optical BuoY

Lidar MOBY SJSU
MODIS

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer

Imager Aqua , Terra NASA
MSI

Multi-Spectral Imager for Sentinel-2

Imager Sentinel-2 ESA
OLCI

Ocean and Land Colour Instrument

Imager Sentinel-3 ESA
OSCAT

OceanSat Scatterometer

Scatterometer ScatSat-1 ISRO
Poseidon-3

Poseidon 3

Radar Altimeter JASON-2 CNES
Poseidon-3B

Poseidon-3B

Radar Altimeter JASON-3 CNES
Poseidon-4
Poseidon-4
Radar Altimeter Sentinel-6 ESA
SAR

Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band)

Synthetic Aperture Radar RadarSat-2 CSA
SAR RCM

Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band) for RadarSat constellation

Synthetic Aperture Radar RCM CSA
SAR-C

Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-Band)

Synthetic Aperture Radar Sentinel-1 ESA
SeaWinds

SeaWinds

Scatterometer QuikSCAT NASA
SEVIRI

Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager

Imager Meteosat EUMETSAT
SIRAL

SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter

Radar Altimeter CryoSat-2 ESA
SLSTR

Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer

Imager Sentinel-3 ESA
SMAP

Soil Moisture Active Passive

Imager SMAP NASA
SRAL

Synthetic aperture Radar Altimeter

Radar Altimeter Sentinel-3 ESA
SSMIS

Special Sensor Microwave - Imager/Sounder

Imager , Sounder DMSP DoD
TMI

TRMM Microwave Imager

Imager TRMM NASA
VIIRS

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

Imager NOAA , SNPP NASA
WindSat

WindSat

Imager Coriolis DoD