THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - RAD -
Full Name Microwave radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NSOAS Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean wind and temperature measurements.
Resolution Summary 100 km, 62 km, 36 km, 30 km, 18 km
Swath Summary 1600 km
Accuracy Summary 1 K
Waveband Summary 6.6 GHz, 10.7 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 37.0 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (TC) 
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal) 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
HY-2A - Ocean dynamics satellite A (2011 - 2016)
HY-2B - Ocean dynamics satellite B (2017 - 2020)
HY-2C - Ocean dynamics satellite C (2018 - 2021)
HY-2D - Ocean dynamics satellite D (2019 - 2022)
HY-2F - Ocean dynamics satellite F (2020 - 2023)
HY-2E - Ocean dynamics satellite E (2021 - 2024)
HY-2G - Ocean dynamics satellite G (2022 - 2025)
HY-2H - Ocean dynamics satellite H (2024 - 2027)
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