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GRIP HIGH-ALTITUDE MMIC SOUNDING RADIOMETER (HAMSR) V1
Entry ID: griphamsr


Summary
Abstract: The High Altitude monolithic microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) is a microwave atmospheric sounder developed by JPL under the NASA Instrument Incubator Program. Operating with 25 spectral channels in 3 bands (50-60Ghz, 118 Ghz 183 HGz region), it provides measurements that can be used to infer the 3-D distribution of temperature, water vapor, and cloud liquid water in the atmosphere, even in the presence of clouds. The new UAV-HAMSR with 183GHz LNA receiver reduces noise to less than a 0.1K level improving observations of small-scale water vapor. HAMSR is mounted in payload zone 3 near the nose of the Global Hawk.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 0.0   E: 0.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-08-28
Stop Date: 2010-09-24
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: DAY/FLIGHT
Extended Metadata Properties
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