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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.

Not Operational
Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)
Technical Characteristics
Temparature: 2.6K
Spatial Resolution:
Swath Width:
Microwave: 23.8 and 36.5GHz
Earth Topics
Snow and Ice ( Sea Ice , Snow and Ice )
Related Instruments
Available Resources Type Access
Altimeter & Microwave Radiometer ERS Products User Manual User Guide download
ERS and Its Applications - Land General Reference download
Advances in Oceanography and Sea Ice Research Using ERSObservations Proceedings order
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New SSE Service: ASPS Soil Moisture Product selection and download

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.