The main objective of the microwave radiometer (MWR) is the measurement of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content, as correction terms for the radar altimeter signal. In addition, MWR measurement data are useful for the determination of surface emissivity and soil moisture over land, for surface energy budget investigations to support atmospheric studies, and for ice characterization.
Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)
Microwave: 23.8 and 36.5GHz
Snow and Ice ( Sea Ice , Snow and Ice )
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05 September 2012
The first global soil moisture product derived from the Active Microwave Instrument (AMI) on-board the European Remote Sensing satellites 1 and 2 (ERS-1 / 2) was released in 2002.
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