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The tabe below gives a summary of the French geophysical data products. The released products are archived and distributed by the ICARE data center .

There are 6 main processing chains yielding to a variety of products proposed at various scales over the 30°S-30°N region over both ocean and land.
 
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French Megha-Tropiques geophysical products 

Product short name

Primary Sensor

Resolution

Released

Rainfall (Instantaneaous)

 

 


       
Surface Rainfall (mm/hr) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Convective Rainfall (mm/hr) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Retrieval error (mm/hr) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Liquid Cloud content profile (28 layers) (g/m3) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Liquid precipitation content profile (28 layers) (g/m3) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Ice Cloud content profile (28 layers) (g/m3) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
Ice Precipitation content profile (28 layers) (g/m3) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  
       

Surface accumulated rainfall 

 

 

 

       
Surface rainfall (mm/day) MADRAS+all*+GEO** 1°/1day  
Estimated error (mm/day) MADRAS+all*+GEO** 1°/1day  
       

MCS composite 

 

 

 

       
Composite life cycle of MCS (rainfall, radiation)

GEO**+MADRAS

GEO**+ScaRaB

seasonal/regional  
       

Water Vapor -Non precipitating conditions  (Instantaneous)

 

 

     

       
Upper Tropospheric Humidity (%) SAPHIR Instantaneous/scan  
Upper Tropospheric Humidity (%)  SAPHIR Instantaneous/1°     NEW!
       

TOA Radiative products (Instantaneous) 

 

 

     

       
SW, LW Unfiltered radiances (W/m2/sr) ScaRaB Instantaneous/scan     
SW, LW outgoing fluxes (W/m2) ScaRaB Instantaneous/scan  
Albedo ScaRaB Instantaneous/scan  
SW, LW outgoing fluxes (W/m2) ScaRaB Instantaneous/1°  
Albedo ScaRaB Instantaneous/1°  
       

Cloud cover products (Instantaneous) 

 

 

 

       
Cloud mask GEO*** Instantaneous***  
Cloud type classification GEO Instantaneous  
Cloud top characterisation GEO Instantaneous  

 

*: all available microwave radiometers 

**: all available geostationary plateforms

***: GOES-W,GOES-E,MTSAT,SEVIRI, at full temporal and IR spatial resolution 

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 May 2014 )