THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MWR -
Full Name MicroWave Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Multiple direction/polarisation radiometers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format HDF-5
Measurements and Applications Precipitation rate, wind speed, sea ice concentration, water vapour, clouds liquid water.
Resolution Summary <54 km
Swath Summary 380 km
Accuracy Summary .1 K
Waveband Summary (Ka & K Band) 23.8 GHz V Pol and 36.5 GHz H and V Pol Eight beams per frequency
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Ka-Band (26.5 to 40 GHz)
K-Band (18 to 26.5 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsWater vapour imagery 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal) 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Instrument Missions
SAC-D/Aquarius - SAC-D/Aquarius (2011 - 2015)
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