THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SAPHIR -
Full Name Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil'd’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CNES Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Cross-track sounder with the objective of measuring water vapour profiles in the troposphere in six layers from 2 - 12 km altitudes.
Resolution Summary 10 km
Swath Summary 2200 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 183.3 GHz (6 channels)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Megha-Tropiques (2011 - 2020)
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