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 Open 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
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (column/profile)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG A1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2023 - 2031)
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2024 - 2032)
METOP-SG A2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2030 - 2038)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2031 - 2039)
METOP-SG A3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2037 - 2045)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2038 - 2046)
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