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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 Open 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 Footprint size 10-50km
Swath Summary 1700km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 18 channels between 18.7 GHz to 183 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile)
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2024 - 2032)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2031 - 2039)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2038 - 2046)
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