THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding Status Operational
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders and Precision orbit Geometry Occultation
Instrument Technology GNSS radio-occultation receiver Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications GNSS receiver for atmospheric temperature and humidity profile sounding.
Resolution Summary Vertical: 150 m (troposphere) and 1.5 km (stratosphere), Horizontal: 100 km approx (troposphere), 300 km approx (stratosphere)
Swath Summary Altitude range of 5 - 30 km
Accuracy Summary Temperature sounding to 1 K rms
Waveband Summary L-Band
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT, HT, LS, HS&M) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT, LS, HS&M) 
Instrument Missions
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2021)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2023)
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