Full Name Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder-2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Atmospheric sounding measurements.
Resolution Summary 32 km at ssp.
[Best Resolution: 32000m]
Swath Summary Cross-track: 30 steps of 32 km s.s.p., swath 2250 km
[Max Swath: 2250 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 19.35 - 89.0 GHz (8 channels)
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT)
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 search ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2023)
FY-3D - FY-3D Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2017 - 2023)
FY-3E - FY-3E Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2026)
FY-3F - FY-3F Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2023 - 2028)
FY-3H - FY-3H Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2024 - 2029)
FY-3I - FY-3I Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2024 - 2029)