REMSS-L2P-TMI_1

PODAAC-GHTMI-2PR01

Version 1
  • Abstract
    Version-4 TMI Ocean Products, in November 1997, the TMI radiometer with a 10.7 GHz channel was launched aboard the TRMM satellite.The important feature of microwave retrievals is that SST can be measured through clouds, which are nearly transparent at 10.7 GHz. This is a distinct advantage over the traditional infrared SST observations that require a cloud-free field of view. Ocean areas with persistent cloud coverage can now be viewed on a daily basis. Furthermore, microwave retrievals are not affected by aerosols and are insensitive to atmospheric water vapor. However, the microwave retrievals are sensitive to sea-surface roughness, while the infrared retrievals are not. A primary function of the TRMM SST retrieval algorithm is the removal of surface roughness effects. The microwave and infrared SST retrievals are very complementary and can be combined to obtain a reliable global data set. The algorithm for retrieving SSTs from radiometer data is described in \"AMSR Ocean Algorithm\"

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN TEMPERATURE
    • SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • SUBSKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SSTSUBSKIN)

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Platforms
  • SPACECRAFT
    TRMM
    Instruments
    • TMI

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • TROPICS

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  • Remote Sensing System
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  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

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  • Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N
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    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

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    Edward Armstrong

    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N

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