THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Ice Cloud 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 Measures cloud ice content, snowfall detection, precipitation content, snowfall rate near surface and water vapour profiles
Resolution Summary Footprint size 15 km (Threshhold)
Swath Summary 1700km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 11 channels from 183 to 664 GHz
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (column/profile) 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Instrument Missions
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2023 - 2031)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2030 - 2038)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2037 - 2045)
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