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Full Name Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA, JAXA Launch Date 27 Nov 1997
Mission Links mission site | mission site | data access portal | data access portal EOL Date 08 Apr 2015
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 25063 (TLE)
International Designator 1997-074A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 93.5 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 35 deg
Orbit Altitude 405 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST N/A Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. NASA has ceased station keeping maneuvers and TRMM has begun its drift downward from its operating altitude of 402 km. Atmospheric dynamics/water and energy cycles.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields TMI
Atmospheric Winds PR
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VIRS
Cloud particle properties and profile PR, TMI
Liquid water and precipitation rate PR, TMI
Radiation budget CERES, VIRS
Lightning Detection LIS
LandSoil moisture TMI
OceanOcean surface winds TMI
Surface temperature (ocean) TMI
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) VIRS
Mission Instruments
CERES - Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
LIS - Lightning Imaging Sensor
PR - Precipitation Radar
TMI - TRMM Microwave Imager
VIRS - Visible Infra-red Scanner
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 136 )
2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product
AfSIS Climate Collection: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), January 2014 Release
CERES Bidirectional Scans TRMM Edition1
CERES Clouds and Radiative Swath TRMM Edition2C
CERES ERBE-like Instantaneous TOA Estimates TRMM PFM Edition2
CERES ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages TRMM PFM Edition2
CERES ERBE-like Monthly Regional Averages TRMM PFM Edition2
CERES Monthly Gridded Single Satellite Fluxes and Clouds TRMM Edition2C
CERES Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) TOA/Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols TRMM-PFM Edition2B
Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform Ocean Surface Wind Vector L2.5 First-Look TMI Microwave Analyses

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 176 results)
TRMM TMI Level 3A11 product
TRMM PR Level 1C21 product
TRMM TMI L1C TMI Inter-Calibrated Tb
TRMM PR Level 3A26 product
TRMM PR Level 3H25 product
TRMM PR Level 2A23 product
TRMM VIRS Level 1B01 product
TRMM TMI Level 3A12 product
TRMM PR Level 3A25 product
TRMM PR Level 2A25 product

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