A study of the microwave sounding unit on the NOAA-12 satellite

@article{Mo1995ASO,
  title={A study of the microwave sounding unit on the NOAA-12 satellite},
  author={Tsan Mo},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={1995},
  volume={33},
  pages={1141-1152}
}
The microwave sounding unit (MSU) on the NOAA series of polar-orbiting environmental satellites is a four-channel Dicke radiometer making passive measurements with the channels centered at 50.30, 53.74, 54.96, and 57.95 GHz, respectively. Onboard blackbody and cold space calibrations are performed once every 25.6 seconds for each scan line. The MSU data are extensively used for atmospheric temperature retrieval and climatological studies. After the launch of the NOAA-12 satellite on May 14… CONTINUE READING
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