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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MWI -
Full Name Microwave Imager Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Conical scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format NetCDF-4
Measurements and Applications Measure cloud liquid water, ice cloud content, precipitation, total column water vapour, snow parameters, sea ice parameters
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 18 channels between 18.7 GHz to 183 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile) 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2022 - 2030)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2029 - 2037)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2036 - 2042)
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