THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer follow-on Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Conical scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measurements of water vapour, cloud liquid water, precipitation, winds, sea surface temperature, sea ice concentration, snow cover, soil moisture.
Resolution Summary 5 - 50 km (dependent on frequency)
Swath Summary 1600 km
Accuracy Summary Sea surface temparature: 0.5 K, Sea ice cover: 10%, Cloud liquid water: 0.05 kg/m2, Precipitation rate: 10%, Water vapour: 3.5 kg/m2 through total column, Sea surface wind speed 1.5 m/s
Waveband Summary Microwave: 6.925 GHz, 10.65 GHz, 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, 50.3 GHz, 52.8 GHz, 89.0 GHz
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Instrument Missions
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