THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Microwave scanning radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ROSHYDROMET Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Microwave radiometer for humidity sounding of atmosphere.
Resolution Summary 25 - 100 km
Swath Summary 1500 m
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 22-94 GHz, 5 channels
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice thickness 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
Meteor-3 N8 - (1994 - 1998)
Meteor-3M N1 - (2001 - 2005)
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