THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MWTS -
Full Name Microwave Temperature Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format L-1 data: HDF 5.0
Measurements and Applications Temperature sounding in nearly all weather conditions.
Resolution Summary 62 km
Swath Summary 750 - 1125 km
Accuracy Summary 50 - 75 km
Waveband Summary 50.3 GHz, 53.6 GHz, 54.94 GHz, 57.29 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT) 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2017)
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