Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer from EOS (AMSR-E), 2011
Entry ID: KPDC_AMSR_EOE_2011

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Summary
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer from 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.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 84.57   S: 59.43   E: -88.95   W: -1.92
  N: -58.81   S: -84.96   E: 180.0   W: 0.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSIDC
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31
Dataset Release Place: Arctic, Antarctica
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
Korea Polar Research Institute, Republic of Korea Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.kopri.re.kr/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAE LIM KIM
Phone: +82-260-6083
Fax: +82-260-6088
Email: kabuli at kopri.re.kr
Contact Address:
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
City: Incheon
Postal Code: 406-840
Country: Korea
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 032-260-6259
Fax: 032-260-6229
Email: kimhc at kopri.re.kr
Contact Address:
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
City: Incheon
Postal Code: 406-840
Country: Korea
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-14
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