Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer form EOS (AMSR-E), 2010Entry ID: KPDC_AMSR_EOE_2010
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer form EOS (AMSR-E) is a twelve-channel, six-frequency, total power passive-microwave radiometer system. It measures brightness temperatures at 6.925, 10.65, 18.7, 23.8, 36.5 and 89.0 GHz. Vertically and horizontally polarized measurements are taken at all channels. Spatial resolution of the individual measurements varies from 5.4km at 89.0GHz to 56km at 6.9GHz.
Purpose: The Earth-emitted microwave radiation is collected by an offset parabolic reflector 1.6 meters in diameter that scans across the Earth along an imaginary conical surface, maintaining a constant Earth incidence angle of 55 and providing a swath width array of six feedhorns which then carry the radiation to radiometers for measurement. Calibration is accomplished with observations of cosmic background radiation and an on-board warm target.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSIDC
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01 ~ 2010-12-31
Dataset Release Place: Arctic, Antarctica
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC
Start Date: 2010-01-01Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: kimhc at kopri.re.kr
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
Postal Code: 406-840
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-14