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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



Rainfall (Instantaneaous)



Surface Rainfall (mm/hr) MADRAS Instantaneous/scan  

Surface accumulated rainfall 




Surface rainfall (mm/day) SAPHIR+all MW*+GEO** 1°/1day  
Uncertainty (mm/day) SAPHIR+all MW*+GEO** 1°/1day  

MCS composite 




Composite life cycle of MCS (radiation)



Water Vapor -Non precipitating conditions  (Instantaneous)




Upper Tropospheric Humidity (%) SAPHIR Instantaneous/scan  
Relative Humidity profile on 6 layers (%) SAPHIR Instantaneous/scan  
Upper Tropospheric Humidity (%)  SAPHIR Instantaneous/1°     
Relative Humidity profile on 6 layers (%) SAPHIR Instantaneous/1°  

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, 23 June 2017 )