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Instrument: SSU : Stratospheric Sounding Unit
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Description
The SSU, supplied by the United Kingdom Meteorological
Office, employs a selective absorption technique to make
measurements in three channels. The principles of its operation
are based on the Selective Chopper Radiometer (SCR) flown on
Nimbus-4 and, and the Pressure Modulation Radiometer (PMR) flown
on Nimbus-6.

The SSU makes use of the pressure modulation technique to
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