RTTOV Platforms Supported

Platforms and instruments supported by RTTOV

Table 1: Platforms supported by RTTOV as of March 2019.
Platforms in italics are not yet supported in the latest RTTOV distribution but can be requested.

Platform RTTOV platform IDSatellite ID range
NOAA ("NOAA-5" is TIROS-N)11 - 20
DMSP28 - 19
Meteosat31 - 7
GOES44 - 19
GMS51 - 5
FY-262 - 5, 7
TRMM71
ERS81 - 2
EOS91 - 2
METOP101 - 2
ENVISAT111
MSG121 - 4
FY-1133 - 4
ADEOS142
MTSAT151 - 2
CORIOLIS161
JPSS (SNPP)170
GIFTS181
Sentinel3191
MeghaTropique201
Kalpana211
Meteor2225
FY-3231 - 4
COMS241
METEOR-M251 - 2
GOSAT261
CALIPSO271
Reserved28
GCOM-W291
NIMBUS303 - 7
Himawari318 - 9
MTG321
Saral331
Metop-SG341
Landsat354, 5, 7, 8
JASON362
GPM371
INSAT-1381 - 4
INSAT-2391 - 5
INSAT-3404 - 5
Reserved41
DSCOVR421
CLARREO431
TICFIRE441
Reserved45
ISS461
HJ1472
GEO-KOMPSAT2481
GCOM-C491
SMOS501
ORS516
FY-4521
TROPICS530
GF5541
CloudSat551
CloudCore561
FORUM571
TEMPEST-D581

Table 2: Instruments supported by RTTOV as of March 2019.
Sensors in italics are not yet supported in the latest RTTOV distribution but can be requested.
“IR/MW-only” refers to v7/v8 predictor files; “VIS/NIR/IR” refers to v9 predictor solar-compatible files.
* Channels 19-21 are only simulated accurately with Zeeman coefficient files.
The channel order in the coefficient files can be determined using the rttov_coef_info.exe executable (see Annex A in the RTTOV user guide), or by looking at the spectral response function and passband page where the linked page for each sensor shows the channel order in the coefficient file.

SensorRTTOV sensor IDSensor chans => RTTOV chans
(IR/MW-only)
Sensor chans => RTTOV chans
(VIS/NIR/IR)
HIRS01-19 => 1-19-
MSU11-4 => 1-4N/A
SSU21-3 => 1-3-
AMSU-A31-15 => 1-15N/A
AMSU-B41-5 => 1-5N/A
AVHRR53b-5 => 1-31-6 => 1-6
SSMI61-7 => 1-7N/A
VTPR171-8 => 1-8-
Spare8
TMI91-9 => 1-9N/A
SSMIS101-24 => 1-24*N/A
AIRS111-2378 => 1-23781-2378 => 1-2378
HSB121-4 => 1-4N/A
MODIS13(20-25, 27-36) => 1-161-36 => 1-36
ATSR141-3 => 1-31-7 => 1-7
MHS151-5 => 1-5N/A
IASI161-8461 => 1-84611-8461 => 1-8461
AMSR-E171-12 => 1-12N/A
GMS imager181 => 1
1-3 => 1-3
1-2 => 1-2
1-4 => 1-4
ATMS191-22 => 1-22N/A
MVIRI201-2 => 1-2-
SEVIRI214-11 => 1-81-12 => 1-12
GOES imager222-5 => 1-41-5 => 1-5
GOES sounder231-18 => 1-18-
MTSAT imager241-4 => 1-41-5 => 1-5
FY2-3/4 VISSR252-5 => 1-41-5 => 1-5
FY1-MVISR261-3 => 1-3-
CrIS (NSR, Nominal Spectral Resolution)271-1305 => 1-13051-1305 => 1-1305
CrIS FSR (Full Spectral Resolution)281-2211 => 1-22111-2211 => 1-2211
VIIRS2916-22 => 1-71-22 => 1-22
WINDSAT301-16 => 1-16N/A
GIFTS31--
SSM-T1321-7 => 1-7N/A
SSM-T2331-5 => 1-5N/A
SAPHIR341-6 => 1-6N/A
MADRAS351-9 => 1-9N/A
Reserved36
VHRR372-3 => 1-21-3 => 1-3
INSAT imager383-6 => 1-41-6 => 1-6
INSAT sounder391-18 => 1-181-19 => 1-19
MWTS401-4 => 1-4N/A
MWHS411-5 => 1-5N/A
IRAS421-20 => 1-201-26 => 1-26
MWRI431-10 => 1-10N/A
ABI447-16 => 1-101-16 => 1-16
COMS MI452-5 => 1-41-5 => 1-5
MSUMR461-3 => 1-3-
TANSO-FTS47--
Calipso IIR481-3 => 1-3-
ESA MWR491-2 => 1-2N/A
Reserved50-53
SCAMS541-5 => 1-5N/A
SMMR551-10 => 1-10N/A
AHI567-16 => 1-101-16 => 1-16
MTG IRS571-1738 => 1-17381-1738 => 1-1738
AltiKa581-2 => 1-2N/A
IASI-NG591-16921 => 1-169211-16921 => 1-16921
Landsat TM606 => 1-
MTG FCI619-16 => 1-81-16 => 1-16
AMSR1621-16 => 1-16N/A
AMSR2631-14 => 1-14N/A
FY2-2 VISSR641-2 => 1-2-
SLSTR657-9 => 1-31-9 => 1-9
TIRS6610-11 => 1-2-
AMR671-3 => 1-3N/A
OLI68-1-9 => 1-9
IRIS691-862 => 1-862-
ICI701-13 => 1-13N/A
GMI711-13 => 1-13N/A
MWTS2721-13 => 1-13N/A
MWHS2731-15 => 1-15N/A
ASTER7410-14 => 1-5(1-2,3N,3B,4-14) => 1-15
Reserved75
MTVZA-GY761-29 => 1-29N/A
MetImage7711-20 => 1-91-20 => 1-20
MWS781-24 => 1-24N/A
MWI791-26 => 1-26N/A
EPIC80--
MRIR812-5 => 1-4-
SI821-579 => 1-5791-579 => 1-579
Reserved83-86
MERSI-18720 => 1-
MERSI-28820-25 => 1-61-25 => 1-25
ECOSTRESS891-5 => 1-5-
IRMSS904 => 1
OLCI91-See coef file headers
THIR921-2 => 1-2-
AMI937-16 => 1-101-16 => 1-16
IKFS2941 - 2701 => 1-27011 - 2701 => 1-2701
LI95-1-2 => 1-2
SGLI9618-19 => 1-2-
HIRAS97--
GIIRS98--
AGRI997/8-14 => 1-7
(coefs include only one 3.9um channel)
1-7/8,9-14 => 1-13
(coefs include only one 3.9um channel)
PMR100--
MIRAS1011-2 => 1-2N/A
COWVR1021-12 => 1-12N/A
TROPICS1031-12 => 1-12N/A
VIMS1049-12 => 1-4-
DPR1051-4 => 1-4N/A
HY2 MWRI1061-9 => 1-9N/A
CPR1071 => 1N/A
SAPHIR NG108-N/A
FORUM109--
TEMPEST-D110-N/A
Reserved111--