THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DWSS -
Full Name Defense Weather Satellite System Status Approved
Mission Agencies USAF Launch Date
Mission Links EOL Date
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols VIIRS
Atmospheric Winds VIIRS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VIIRS
Cloud particle properties and profile VIIRS
Radiation budget VIIRS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields VIIRS
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM-N
LandAlbedo and reflectance VIIRS
Soil moisture VIIRS
Vegetation VIIRS
Surface temperature (land) VIIRS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) VIIRS
OceanOcean colour/biology VIIRS
Surface temperature (ocean) VIIRS
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) VIIRS
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth VIIRS
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness VIIRS
Mission Instruments
SEM-N - Space Environment Monitor - NPOESS
VIIRS - Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
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