19 August 1993 Airborne microwave measurements at 89 and 157 GHz
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In support of the AMSU-B program, the UK Meteorological Office (UKMO) in collaboration with Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD) have developed the Microwave Airborne Scanning Radiometer System (MARSS) which operates at 89 and 157 GHz, near the 'window' channels of AMSU-B. This total power radiometer is flown on board the C-130 aircraft of the UKMO which is well- equipped with sensors measuring thermodynamical and cloud microphysical parameters up to a height of 9 km. The instrument has a scanning cycle time of approximately 3 seconds, during which time the radiometer takes 9 upward and 9 downward views as well as two views of internal calibration targets. It has been found that the Liebe MPM model gives more consistent agreement with the observed brightness temperatures than other published transmission models.
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David C. Jones, David C. Jones, Stephen J. English, Stephen J. English, Roger W. Saunders, Roger W. Saunders, Catherine Prigent, Catherine Prigent, C. Guillou, C. Guillou, Alain Chedin, Alain Chedin, C. Claud, C. Claud, } "Airborne microwave measurements at 89 and 157 GHz", Proc. SPIE 1935, Microwave Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (19 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152594; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.152594

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