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FY-3A VASS/MWHS Orbit Rain Detection level 2 data product

Abstract: VASS/MWHS Orbit Rain Detection:

The orbit product of rain detection over ocean from VASS with raw resolution contains the following information: pixel?s rain detection result, observing time of scan line, pixel?s latitude and longitude, and pixel?s surface type.

Purpose: VASS/MWHS Orbit Rain Detection:

Microwave rain detection product can be used for raining area detection before the atmospheric sounding parameters retrieval.
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Description: FENGYUN Satellite Data Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: VASS/MWHS Orbit Rain Detection
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-29
Dataset Release Place: Beijing, China
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 15 km
Longitude Resolution: 15 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Data Set Progress
Data Center
FENGYUN Satellite Data Center, China Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 4006-121-701
Email: dataserver at
Contact Address:
National Satellite Meteorological Center data services
No. 46
Zhongguancun, Haidian District
South Street
City: Beijing
Postal Code: 100081
Country: China
Distribution Size: ~1.35 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23