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FENGYUN Satellite Data Center Search Interface
Entry ID: FENGYUN_Satellite_Data_Center

Abstract: FENGYUN Satellite Data Center is the archive center for FY-3, FY-2, and FY-1 satellites' data.

Storm III (FY-3) satellite is China's second-generation polar orbit meteorological satellite, which is the basis of FY-1 meteorological satellite technology on the development and improvement in function and technology a big step forward with qualitative change, specific requirements to solve the three-dimensional atmospheric detection, ability to obtain substantial increase in global data to further enhance the cloud and surface characteristics of remote sensing capabilities, enabling access to global, all-weather, three-dimensional, quantitative, multi-spectral atmosphere, surface and sea surface parameters. FY-3 meteorological satellite applications for purposes such as four aspects:

- the provision of global numerical weather prediction for the medium-term resolution of the meteorological parameters uniform.

- study of global change, including climate variation, climate prediction for the variety of meteorological and geophysical parameters.

- monitoring of large-scale natural disasters and the surface environment.

- for a variety of professional activities (aviation, maritime, etc.) of any region to provide global weather information, meteorological support services for the military.

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Description: Access the FENGYUN Satellite Data Center Search Interface.

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FY-1 >China's Meteorological Satellite-1    [Information]
FY-2 >China's Meteorological Satellite-2    [Information]
FY-3A >FengYun-3A    [Information]

VIRR >Visible and Infrared Radiometer    [Information]
SIM >Spectral Irradiance Monitor    [Information]
MWHS >MicroWave Humidity Sounder    [Information]
MWTS >MicroWave Temperature Sounder    [Information]
ERM >Earth Radiation Measurement    [Information]
SBUS >Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder    [Information]
MERSI >MEdium Resolution Spectral Imager    [Information]
TOU >Total Ozone Unit    [Information]
IRAS >InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder    [Information]
MWRI >MicroWave Radiation Imager    [Information]

Email: Michael.P.Morahan at

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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-01-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2017-11-02