Platform : megha-tropiques


Indian Space Research Organisation, National Center for Space Studies
October, 2011 to January, 2015

Megha-Tropiques (or MT) is a cooperative experimental mission of ISRO and CNES, the space agencies of India and France, with the objective to study the convective systems (water cycle and energetic exchanges) that affect the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone), in particular in the latitudes between 10º and 20º, with satisfactory temporal sampling. The most energetic tropical systems, such as the cloud clusters of the ITCZ, the monsoon systems and the tropical cyclones, extend over hundreds of kilometers. Hence, a ground resolution of about 10 km is adequate for these observations. Megha-Tropiques, with its unique combination of scientific payloads and its special near-equatorial orbit (offering improved data sampling of the ITCZ), is expected to provide valuable data for climate research. - Note: Megha means “cloud” in Sanskrit; Tropiques is the French word for “tropics.”
Instrument Datasets
Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures 0
Radio Occultation Sensor for Atmosphere 0
Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil'd’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie 0
Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget 0

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