THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Precipitation Radar Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, NASA, NICT Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Cloud profile and rain radars Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Cloud and precipitation radar Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-EOS(HDF4)
Measurements and Applications Measures precipitation rate in tropical latitudes.
Resolution Summary Range resolution: 250 m Horizontal resolution: 4.3 km at nadir (post-boost: 5 km)
Swath Summary 215 km (post-boost: 245 km) Observable range: from surface to approx 15 km altitude
Accuracy Summary Rainfall rate 0.7 mm/h at storm top
Waveband Summary Microwave: 13.796 GHz and 13.802 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Cloud particle properties and profilePrecipitation Profile (liquid or solid) 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Instrument Missions
TRMM - Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (1997 - 2015)
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