The Microwave Calibration Data (EMWC) product contains Microwave data sub-commutaded over 32 ATSR source packets and one General Header source packet.
Performance and Quality
The Cyclic Reports were produced at the end of every 35-day cycle and shown the behaviour of ERS2 Microwave Radiometer in terms of instrumental characteristics and quality of the brightness temperatures. It was performed on the MWR level 0 data product (EMWC). The decoding and the pre-processing were done with the MWR level 1B reference processing chain located at CETP (Centre d'Etudes des Environnements Terrestre et Planétaire ). The data were from the Kiruna station (KS), the Maspalomas Station (MS), the Prince Albert Station (PS) and the Gatineau Station (GS).
The objectives of these documents were:
- to provide an instrumental status;
- to check the stability of the instrument;
- to report any change at the instrumental level likely to impact quality of the brightness temperatures;
- to check the stability of the brightness temperatures.