CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GCOM-W -
Full Name Global Change Observation Mission-Water
aka Shizuku
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 18 May 2012
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 38337 (TLE)
International Designator 2012-025A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 700 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Understanding of the water cycle mechanism.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR2
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR2
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR2
LandSoil moisture AMSR2
OceanOcean surface winds AMSR2
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR2
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR2
Mission Instruments
AMSR2 - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 100 results: browser , table )
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED Product, Version 05.3
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE product, Version 06.1
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.3
GCOM-W/AMSR2 L3 Sea Surface Temperature (1-Month, 0.25 deg)
GCOM-W/AMSR2 L3 Brightness Temperature (18Ghz) (1-Month,0.25 deg)
GCOM-W/AMSR2 L2 Cloud Liquid Water
GCOM-W/AMSR2 L3 Cloud Liquid Water (1-Day,0.25 deg)
GCOM-W/AMSR2 L3 Sea Ice Concentration (1-Month, 0.25 deg)

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