Measurement : Microwave narrowband brightness temperature

A descriptive measure of radiation in terms of the temperature of a hypothetical black body emitting an identical amount of radiation in the same narrow bands of wavelengths.

Categories
Radiometric

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer
    • GVRP : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Profiler
    • MWR : Microwave Radiometer
    • MWRHF : Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
    • MWR3C : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • LMWRR-AIR : Airborne L-band Microwave Radiometer and Radar
    • CSR : Circular Scanning Radiometer
    • MWR-JPL : JPL Microwave Radiometer
    • MWR : Microwave Radiometer
    • MWR-ETL : Microwave Radiometer - ETL
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
    • MMWR : Millimeter Wave Radiometer
    • MIR : Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer
    • NOAA-P3 : NOAA P-3 Aircraft
    • PARSL : PNNL's Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • PSR : Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer
    • OTTER : Twin Otter

Value-Added Products

  • MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer Averages in 1- and 5-Minute Increments (Process)
    • 1MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): brightness temps and water amounts, 1-minute avg
    • 5MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): 5-minute average integrated vapor and liquid water
  • GVRPWV : G-Band Vapor Radiometer Precipitable Water Vapor (Process)
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer

Datastreams

  • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Datastreams
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer
  • GVRP : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Profiler Datastreams
    • GVRP : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer profiler: 15 microwave brightness temperatures from 170.0 to 183.3 GHz
  • MWR3C : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel Datastreams
    • MWR3C : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel
  • MWRHF : Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency Datastreams
    • MWRHF : Microwave Radiometer: High Frequency (MWRHF)
  • MWR : Microwave Radiometer Datastreams
    • MWRLOS : Microwave Water Radiometer (MWR): water liq. & vapor along line of sight (LOS) path