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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - DELTA-2D -
Full Name Multispectral microwave scanning radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ROSHYDROMET Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Scanning microwave radiometer for measurement of emissive microwave radiation at atmosphere/ sea surface interface.
Resolution Summary 20 - 100km depending on frequency
Swath Summary 1100 km
Accuracy Summary 0.1 - 0.15 K error
Waveband Summary Microwave: 0.8 cm, 1.35 cm, 2.2 cm, 4.3 cm
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Soil moistureSoil moisture at the surface
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Soil Moisture click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
OKEAN-O - (1999 - 2002)
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