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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TROPICS -
Full Name Microwave Spectrometer (TROPICS) Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF
Measurements and Applications Constellation to provide temperature/moisture sounding and cloud/precipitation imaging with rapid update.
Resolution Summary Moisture: 25 km average across the swath; Temperature: 40 km average across the swath
[Best Resolution: 17000m]
Swath Summary 2000 km
[Max Swath: 2000 km]
Accuracy Summary 1 K
Waveband Summary Microwave: 90 to 206 GHz
TBD
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
TROPICS - Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) (2020 - 2021)
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