Global Change Observation Mission - Water (SHIZUKU)


Launched in:2012
Repeat cycle:2 days
Orbit height:700 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: JAXA - Japan
Launched 17 May 2012; will observe precipitation, vapor amounts, wind velocity above the ocean, sea water temperatures, water levels on land areas and snow depths

GCOM-W1 websites

Information

JAXA - GCOM-W (SHIZUKU) mission
NASA PMM - GPM constellation partners
JAXA - GCOM-W1 brochure
JAXA EORC - GCOM site
ESA eoPortal - GCOM mission
JAXA - G-Portal product information

Data ordering

JAXA - G-Portal Data providing service
NASA EarthData - Search
NASA - LANCE FIRMS Near-real time data
GCOM-W Research Product Distribution Service

On Board Sensors

AMSR-2 (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2)