We had stopped F15 data processing while we checked on data processing issues starting July 30th.

Processing has now been restarted as of Aug 5th.  There is no change to the data or file formats.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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