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Instrument: AMSR : Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
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The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer ( AMSR )is one of the Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission instruments on board ADEOS-II which
was launched by H-IIA rocket on December 14, 2002. A similiar instument
(AMSR-E) was flown on NASA's Aqua spacecraft to be launched May 4, 2002. The
ADEOS-II spacecraft failed on October 24, 2003.

The AMSR is a 14-channel, 8- frequency passive microwave radiometer
which measures microwave radiation from the Earth's surface and
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