The GCOM-W mission aims to establish the global and long-term observation system to collect data, which is needed to understand mechanisms of climate and water cycle variations, and demonstrate its ... utilization. AMSR2 onboard the first generation of the GCOM-W satellite will continue Aqua/AMSR-E observations of water vapor, cloud liquid water, precipitation, SST, sea surface wind speed, sea ice concentration, snow depth, and soil moisture.
Scan and rate : Conical scan at 40 rpm
Antenna : Offset parabola with 2.0m dia.
Swath width : 1450km
Incidence angle: Nominal 55 degrees
Digitization : 12bits
Dynamic range : 2.7-340K
Polarization : Vertical and horizontal