TCSP HIGH ALTITUDE MMIC SOUNDING RADIOMETER (HAMSR) V1Entry ID: tcsphamsr
Abstract: HAMSR is a 25-channel microwave atmospheric sounder operating as a cross-track scanner. It is functionally similar to AMSU-A/B, but with additional channels. There are three bands: an 8-channel band near 50-GHz, used for primary temperature sounding; a 10-channel band near 118 GHz, used for secondary temperature sounding and assessment of scattering; a 7-channel band near 183 GHz, used for water ... vapor sounding. The instrument is continuously self-calibrating using internal calibration targets. Radiometric sensitivity at the composite sampling cells provided in the archive is typically 0.1 and ranges up to 0.25 K for the stratospheric channels. Calibration accuracy is estimated at better than 1 K for temperature sounding and better than 2 K for water vapor sounding. Temperature weighting function peaks are distributed between the surface and the flight altitude. HAMSR was mounted in a wing pod of a NASA ER-2 research aircraft.
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Start Date: 2005-07-02Stop Date: 2005-07-27
Temporal Resolution: DAILY
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