CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ADEOS-II -
Full Name Advanced Earth Observing Satellite - II
aka Midori-2
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA, CNES, NASA, NOAA Launch Date 14 Dec 2002
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 25 Oct 2003
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 27597 (TLE)
International Designator 2002-056A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 803 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 4 days
Objectives and Applications An earth observation satellite observing the changes in water on the earth, biological systems, and the ozone layer.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols GLI, ILAS-II, POLDER-2
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR, ILAS-II, POLDER-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature GLI
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR, GLI
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR
Ozone ILAS-II
Radiation budget GLI
Trace gases (excluding ozone) ILAS-II
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ILAS-II
LandAlbedo and reflectance POLDER-2
Soil moisture AMSR
Vegetation GLI, POLDER-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) POLDER-2
OceanOcean colour/biology GLI
Ocean surface winds AMSR, SeaWinds
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) GLI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR, GLI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR, GLI
Mission Instruments
ADEOS Comms - Communications package for ADEOS
AMSR - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
GLI - Global Imager
ILAS-II - Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II
POLDER-2 - POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
SeaWinds - SeaWinds
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 198 )
ADEOS-II/AMSR L1A
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Amount of Precipitation
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Cloud Liquid Water
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Ice Concentration
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Sea Surface Temperature
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Sea Surface Wind
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Snow Water Equivalent
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Soil Moisture
ADEOS-II/AMSR L2 Water Vapor
ADEOS-II/AMSR L3 10.65GHz-H Mean for Brightness Temperature (1day,0.25deg)

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