Full Name Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO, CNES Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications To estimate rainfall, atmospheric water parameters and ocean surface winds in the equatorial belt.
Resolution Summary 40 km
Swath Summary 1700 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz, 36.5 GHz, 89 GHz, 157 GHz
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Cloud particle properties and profilePrecipitation Profile (liquid or solid)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Precipitation click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Megha-Tropiques (2011 - 2021)