CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer -
Full Name Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Scatterometers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Radar scatterometer Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-5
Measurements and Applications L-band scatterometer to provide roughness correction to brightness temperature.
Resolution Summary 100 km
Swath Summary 300 km
Accuracy Summary 0.2 psu
Waveband Summary L-Band (1.2 GHz)
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal)
Instrument Missions
SAC-D/Aquarius - SAC-D/Aquarius (2011 - 2015)