THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - RO -
Full Name RO Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Occultation
Instrument Technology GNSS radio-occultation receiver Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications GNSS receiver for atmospheric temperature and humidity profile sounding.
Resolution Summary <1.5 km
Swath Summary Altitude range of 0 - 30 km
Accuracy Summary Temperature sounding better 1 K rms
Waveband Summary L-Band 1575.42, 1176.45, 1176.45 MHz
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2021 - 2028)
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2022 - 2030)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2028 - 2035)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2029 - 2037)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2035 - 2042)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2036 - 2042)
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