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Instrument: ATMS : Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
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Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Microwave
Number Channels: 22
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 23.8 GHz to 183.31 GHz

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The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), a cross-track scanner with 22 channels, provides sounding observations needed to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture for civilian operational weather forecasting as well as continuity of these measurements for climate monitoring purposes. Like the long heritage of its predecessors, ATMS combines all the channels of the preceding AMSU-A1, AMSU-A2, and AMSU-B sensors into a single package with considerable savings in mass, power, and volume.

Mass: approximately 75 kilograms
Average Power: 100 W
Development Institution: Northrop Grumman
ATMS Sensor Lead: Edward Kim, NASA GSFC
Purpose: To provide sounding profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture

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Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: USA/NOAA