DO NOT use F15 data from 2006-Aug-14 forward for climate research.

Since 2006-Aug-14 UTC, 22GHz(V) on SSM/I F15 has been degraded by a RADCAL beacon.

Missions List

Title Description Status Type
AMSR2 / AMSRE
  • Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)
  • Satellites: GCOM-W1 (AMSR-2), LTAN=1:30;  Aqua (AMSR-E), LTAN = 1:30pm; ADEOS-II (AMSR), LTAN = 10:30 pm
  • Dates of operation: May 2012 to present (AMSR-2); May 2002 to Oct 2011 (AMSR-E);  Apr - Oct 2003 (AMSR)
  • Products available: sea surface temperature, surface wind speed, integrated water vapor, cloud liquid water, and rain rate
Active Radiometer
ASCAT
  • Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT)
  • Satellites:  Meteorological Operational Satellite Program first polar orbiter (MetOp-A), LTAN = 21:30
  • Dates of operation: 2006 - present
  • Products available: surface wind speed and direction
Active Scatterometer
MSU / AMSU
  • Microwave Sounding Unit; Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
  • Satellites:  NOAA weather satellites; Aqua
  • Dates of operation:  MSU (1978 - );  AMSU (1998 - present)
  • Products available: atmospheric temperature at various heights
Active Sounder
QuikScat / SeaWinds
  • SeaWinds  (QuikScat =SeaWinds instrument placed into orbit quickly)
  • Satellites: Quickbird (QuikScat), LTAN=6am;  MIDORI-2 (SeaWinds), LTAN=10:30pm
  • Dates of operation:  1999 - 2009 (QuikScat),  2003 (SeaWinds)
  • Products available:  surface wind speed and wind direction
Retired Scatterometer
SSMI / SSMIS
  • Special Sensor Microwave Imager; Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder
  • Satellites:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites F8 - F18
  • Dates of operation: SSM/I 1987 - present;  SSMIS 2003 - present
  • Products available: surface wind speed, integerated water vapor, cloud liquid water, and rain rate
Active Radiometer
TMI
  • TRMM Microwave Imager
  • Satellite: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), in semi-equatorial orbit
  • Dates of operation: 1997 - present 
  • Products available: sea surface temperature, surface wind speed, integrated water vapor, cloud liquid water, and rain rate
Active Radiometer
WindSat
  • WindSat
  • Satellite:  Coriolis, LTAN=6pm
  • Dates of operation: Jan 2003 - present
  • Products available: sst, surface wind speed, integrated water vapor, cloud liquid water, rain rate, through-cloud wind speed and direction
Active Radiometer