THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SMR -
Full Name Submillimetre Radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies SNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning MW spectrometer Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measures global distributions of ozone and species of importance for ozone chemistry ClO, HNO3, H2O, N2O, (HO2, H2O2). Measures temperature in the height range 15 - 100 km.
Resolution Summary Vertical resolution 1.5 - 3 km, along track 600 km
Swath Summary Altitudes of 5 - 100 km
Accuracy Summary 2 - 40% depending on species and altitude
Waveband Summary Microwave: 118.7 GHz + 4 bands in the region 480 - 580 GHz: Tuneable measures 2 - 3 x 1 GHz regions at a time; ~0.1 cm - ~0.3 cm
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LS, HS&M)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LS)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CO Mole Fraction
N2O (LS)
HNO3 (LS)
ClO (LS, HS&M)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precursors (supporting the Aerosol and Ozone ECVs) 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
Odin - Odin (2001 - 2020)
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