TES is the first satellite instrument to provide simultaneous concentrations of carbon monoxide, ozone, water vapor and methane throughout Earth’s lower atmosphere. This lower atmosphere (the troposphere) is situated between the surface and the height at which aircraft fly, and is an important part of the atmosphere that we often impact with our activities.
TES will be using the HDF-EOS5 file format to store the scientific standard and special observation products at Level 2.
The scientific discovery mission of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer has concluded. However, a final full TES dataset (v008) will be generated from an algorithm update to the base Ground Data System software and will be made available to the scientific community in the next two years.