THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SCAT -
Full Name Scatterometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NSOAS Maturity
Instrument Type Scatterometers Geometry Conical scanning
Instrument Technology Radar scatterometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Monitoring global sea surface winds.
Resolution Summary 50 km
Swath Summary 1300 km
Accuracy Summary 0.5 dB
Waveband Summary 13.2515 GHz, HH, VV
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal) 
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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