THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SCA -
Full Name SCA Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Scatterometers Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Radar scatterometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measures wind speed and direction over ocean, soil moisture, sea ice cover, sea ice type, snow cover and snow parameters and vegetation parameters
Resolution Summary 25 km
Swath Summary 2x 550 km swath width
Accuracy Summary Wind speeds in range 4 - 24 m/s
Waveband Summary Microwave: C Band, 5.355 GHz
C-Band (8 - 4 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal) 
Wind vector over sea surface (horizontal) 
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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