THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO, CNES Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications To estimate rainfall, atmospheric water parameters and ocean surface winds in the equatorial belt.
Resolution Summary 40 km
Swath Summary 1700 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, 89 GHz, 157 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Cloud particle properties and profilePrecipitation Profile (liquid or solid) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal) 
Instrument Missions
MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Megha-Tropiques (2011 - 2020)
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