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The MWR menu to your right provide information concerning the SPPA activities for this instrument. 


A brief description of the instrument, its operations and main mission highlights is available in the sections below:

  Sensor Description   |   Mission Operations Overview     

Minimize Sensor Description

MWR is a nadir-viewing, two-channel Dicke-type radiometer (passive sensor) operating at 23.8 (K-band) and 36.5 (Ka-band) GHz. The main objectives of MWR is the measurement of atmospheric humidity as supplementary information for tropospheric path correction of the RA-2 signal, which is influenced by the integrated atmospheric water content and by liquid water.

MWR_sea_ice_EN_cy025_TBnorm_antarctique_ESA_CNES_CLS -  Credits: ESA-CNES-CLS

Brightness temperature map over the South Pole for the frequency 36.5 GHz. Credits: ESA/CNES/CLS