THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MWHS -
Full Name MicroWave Humidity Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
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 L-1 data: HDF 5.0
Measurements and Applications Meteorological applications.
Resolution Summary 15 km at media, 41 x 27 km at outer edge
Swath Summary 2700 km
Accuracy Summary 15 km
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) 
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2017)
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