THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ATMS -
Full Name Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format NetCDF-4, HDF5
Measurements and Applications Collects microwave radiance data that when combined with the CrIS data will permit calculation of atmospheric temperature and water vapour profiles.
Resolution Summary 5.2 - 1.1 deg
Swath Summary 2300 km
Accuracy Summary 0.75 K - 3.60 K
Waveband Summary Microwave: 22 bands, 23-184 GHz
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT, HT, TC)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT, LS)
Atmospheric pressure (over land surface)
Atmospheric pressure (over sea surface)
Cloud particle properties and profilePrecipitation Profile (liquid or solid)
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal)
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Pressure (surface) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Suomi NPP - Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (2011 - 2026)
NPOESS-1 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 1 (2013 - 2020)
JPSS-1 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 1 (2017 - 2027)
NPOESS-5 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2018 - 2023)
NPOESS-3 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 3 (2018 - 2025)
JPSS-2 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 2 (2022 - 2028)
JPSS-3 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 3 (Polar Follow-on) (2027 - 2034)
JPSS-4 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 4 (Polar Follow-0n) (2032 - 2039)
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