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Instrument: MWTS : MicroWave Temperature Sounder
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Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Microwave
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 50.3 GHz, 53.6 GHz, 54.94 GHz, 57.29 GHz

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Description
Characterization of atmospheric air temperature is in motion, the basic meteorological elements is an important basis for weather forecasting. Microwave thermometer probe field of view through a receive 50-60GHz oxygen absorption of microwave radiation to probe the target attribute, atmospheric temperature probe. Weak oxygen absorption regions
to be able to detect the Earth's surface and lower atmosphere of information, but the absorption center can detect the information from the upper atmosphere.Microwave thermometer detection channel four, primarily for detecting surface emissivity and including representatives from the 700 hPa, 300 hPa and 90 hPa different level on the State of atmospheric temperature, thereby can deduce the vertical distribution of atmospheric temperature.Microwave thermometer with penetrating the ability of non-precipitation cloud, resulting in an all-weather distribution of atmospheric temperature, numerical weather prediction, disaster monitoring and climate change provide irreplaceable information.

Online Resources
http://satellite.cma.gov.cn/ArssEn/StaticContent/DeviceIntro_FY3_MWTS.aspx

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Start Date: 2008-05-29
Instrument Owner: China/NSMC