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About GCOM-W

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. The GCOM-W satellite was launched in May 2012.

Objectives and Targets

Observation targets of GCOM-W

Goals of GCOM-W mission

GCOM Science Targets

Specification and Products

Satellite: Main Characteristics of GCOM-W


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