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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MWTS-2 -
Full Name Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder-2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Atmospheric sounding measurements.
Resolution Summary 32 km at ssp.
[Best Resolution: 32000m]
Swath Summary Cross-track: 30 steps of 32 km s.s.p., swath 2250 km
[Max Swath: 2250 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 19.35 - 89.0 GHz (8 channels)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT) 
Instrument Missions
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2019)
FY-3D - FY-3D Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2017 - 2022)
FY-3E - FY-3E Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2019 - 2024)
FY-3F - FY-3F Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2026)
FY-3H - FY-3H Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2028)
FY-3G - FY-3G Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2022 - 2027)
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