THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SMR -
Full Name Submillimetre Radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies SNSB 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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LS, HS&M) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LS) 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CO (LS, HS&M) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - N2O (LS) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - HNO3 (LS) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - ClO (LS, HS&M) 
Instrument Missions
Odin - Odin (2001 - 2017)
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