Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observation from Space (AMSR-E)
|Within Vocab||SeaVoX Device Catalogue|
|Definition||A conical scanning, passive microwave radiometer designed for multiple purposes, including the determination of precipitation intensity at the surface, sea surface temperature, sea-ice cover, horizontal wind speed over the surface, and surface biomass. The antenna is at 55 degrees zenith angle, and operates by a conical scan mechanism, thus enabling the acquisition of both daytime and night-time data; its swath is 1450 kilometres, and it completes 40 scans per minute (10 kilometres per scan). The instrument's antenna is 1.6 metres in diameter, and receives 6 frequency bands over 12 channels in the range of 6.9 to 89 gigahertz (window channels only). The resolution changes with the frequency, and is consistent with the antenna's dimensions. Flown on Aqua (NASA). http://www.wmo-sat.info/oscar/instruments/view/29|
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