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Summer 1998. The warm core and convection morphology of Hurricane Bonnie (August, 1998) is clearly revealed both by aircraft-based microwave brightness temperature imagery and temperature retrievals within the eye. Radiance comparisons with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) on the NOAA-15 satellite and radiosonde observations yield root… (More)
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Remote measurements of Earth's atmospheric state using microwave and infrared wavelengths have been carried out for many years [1, 2]. Physical considerations involving the use of these spectral regions include the relatively high cloud-penetrating capability at microwave wavelengths and the relatively sharp weighting functions at infrared wavelengths,… (More)
The Micro-sized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite (MicroMAS) is a dual-spinning 3U CubeSat equipped with a passive microwave spectrometer that observes nine channels near the 118.75-GHz oxygen absorption line. The focus of this MicroMAS mission (hereafter, MicroMAS-1) is to observe convective thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes from a… (More)
1. ABSTRACT As a part of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) and the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), the instruments Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) make up the Cross-track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CrIMSS). CrIMSS will primarily provide global… (More)
Spatially oversampled radiometric measurements of the Earth's surface and atmosphere can be reprocessed to optimize various performance metrics. These metrics include resolution, distortion, and effective antenna beam efficiency. In this paper, we explore several strategies for two-dimensional image processing for microwave sounder observations and assess… (More)