Instrument : Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency (MWRHF)

Instrument Categories
Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling, Radiometric

Picture of the Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF)

General Overview

The Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from two channels centered at 90 and 150 GHz. These two channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.

A detailed description of the calibration algorithm can be found in the instrument handbook.

Available Retrievals and Uncertainty

Retrievals from this instrument are not yet available.

Output Datastreams

  • mwrhf : Microwave Radiometer: High Frequency (MWRHF)
  • mwrhfcal150 : Microwave Radiometer: High Frequency, calibration data for 150GHz channel
  • mwrhfcal90 : Microwave Radiometer: High Frequency, calibration data for 90GHz channel

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


North Slope Alaska
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MAOM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
PGHM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India; AMF1 retired
PVCM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Maria Cadeddu
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-7408