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Instrument: AIMR : Airborne Imaging Microwave Radiometer
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Description
The Airborne Imaging Microwave Radiometer operates from the
NCAR/NSF C-130 aircraft, scanning across the flight track
through the nadir point. The instrument measures surface and
atmospheric radiation emissions at 37 and 90 GHz. Each frequency
is separated into horizontally and vertically polarized
channels. To date, the instrument has primarily been used for
mapping of the polar ice cap (ice and snow change their
radiative properties with age) but potential may exist for
mapping ground moisture content as well.

Additional information available at
http://www.atd.ucar.edu/dir_off/facilities/AIMR

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