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NSSDCA ID: 2002-056A-03

Mission Name: Adeos 2


SeaWinds is a scatterometer that provides wind speed and direction by observing the microwave reflection from ocean surfaces. With its 1.0 m dish, it scans the surface along conical surfaces at 18 RPM. It provides speed at an accuracy of 2 m/s, wind direction at an accuracy of 20 deg, both with a spatial resolution of 5 km.

Alternate Names

  • Adeos2/SeaWinds

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics

Additional Information

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