THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar Status Operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, NICT Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Cloud profile and rain radars Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Cloud and precipitation radar Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-EOS(HDF5)
Measurements and Applications Measures precipitation rate classified by rain and snow, in latitudes up to 65 degrees.
Resolution Summary Range resolution: 125m (NS, MS mode), 250m (HS mode), Horizontal resolution: 5 km at nadir
Swath Summary 245 km (Ku-band), 125 km (Ka band)
Accuracy Summary Rainfall rate 0.2 mm/h
Waveband Summary Microwave: 13.6 GHz (Ku band) and 35.5 GHz (Ka band)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Ka-Band (26.5 to 40 GHz)
Ku-Band (12.5 to 18 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Cloud particle properties and profilePrecipitation Profile (liquid or solid) 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Instrument Missions
GPM Core - Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Core spacecraft (2014 - 2020)
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