CEOS Instrument: Microwave Radiometer

Agency: ESA
Missions: Envisat
Type:Non-scanning MW radiometer
Description:To provide multispectral analysis of hydrological, oceanographic, land use and meteorological parameters. Global imager & SST. Ocean colour
Spatial Resolution: 20 km
Swath Width: 20 km
Wavebands: Microwave: 23.8 GHz and 36.5 GHz
Technology: Non-scanning MW radiometer
Description: This MW radiometer has the limited purpose of supporting radar altimeter by providing information on total-column water vapour over the sea. The main channel is centred on the water vapour band at 23 GHz, with one or two windows around. The instrument only points nadir exactly as the radar altimeter, thus provides measurement only along track. The resolution is tuned to that one of the altimeter, typically around 25 km. Applicable only in LEO.

Measurement List:

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18