Full Name Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding Status Operational
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders and Precision orbit Geometry Occultation
Instrument Technology GNSS radio-occultation receiver Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format Native
Measurements and Applications GNSS receiver for atmospheric temperature and humidity profile sounding.
Resolution Summary Vertical: 150 m (troposphere) and 1.5 km (stratosphere), Horizontal: 100 km approx (troposphere), 300 km approx (stratosphere)
[Best Resolution: 150m]
Swath Summary Altitude range of 5 - 30 km
Accuracy Summary Temperature sounding to 1 K rms
Waveband Summary L-Band
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT, HT, LS, HS&M)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT, LS, HS&M)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Temperature (upper-air) click here click here Record ID: 11833
Record ID: 11832
Record ID: 11831
Record ID: 11830
Record ID: 11817
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Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here Record ID: 11829
Record ID: 11828
Record ID: 11792
Record ID: 11790
Reprocessed Specific Humidity Grid, CDR ...
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Instrument Missions
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2021)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2027)