THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GCOM-W2 -
Full Name Global Change Observation Mission - Water2 Status Considered
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date
Mission Links mission site EOL Date
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 700 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Understanding of water circulation mechanism.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR-2
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR-2
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR-2
LandSoil moisture AMSR-2
OceanOcean surface winds AMSR-2
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR-2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR-2
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR-2
Mission Instruments
AMSR-2 - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -2
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