An un-precedented sub-daily coverage of the polar regions

The CIMR mission is specifically designed to ensure sub-daily coverage everywhere in the Arctic region, so as to support the Integrated EU Arctic Policy.

Particularly, CIMR will achieve full sub-daily coverage of the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas (including "no hole at the pole").

Daily Arctic coverage of the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) mission.
The colormap shows the number of revisits during a 24 hours period.

By symmetry, the excellent coverage will also be available over the Antarctic region.

Same as above, but for the daily Antarctic coverage

More than 95% of the globe will be covered on a daily basis.

Same as above, but showing the daily global coverage.

High-quality pics can be accessed on figshare: Lavergne, T., Pinol Sole, M. and Donlon, C.: Daily coverage of CIMR (Arctic, Antarctic, and Global views), figshare, doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7749284.v1, 2019.