mwr3c: Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel

The microwave radiometer 3-channel (MWR3C) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from three channels centered at 23.834, 30, and 89 GHz. These three channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.



  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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Cadeddu MP. 2012. Microwave Radiometer – 3 Channel (MWR3C) Handbook. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-108.

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