Short Name:
tc4ampr

TC4 AMPR BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE (TB) V1

The TC4 AMPR Brightness Temperature (TB) dataset consists of brightness temperature data from July 19, 2007 through August 8, 2007. The Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission field experiment was completed during July and August 2007 was based out of San Jose, Costa Rica. The Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR) instrument played a key role in the experiment. The AMPR remotely senses passive microwave signatures of geophysical parameters from an airborne platform. The instrument is a low noise system which can provide multi-frequency microwave imagery with high spatial and temporal resolution. AMPR data were collected at a combination of frequencies (10.7, 19.35, 37.1, and 85.5 GHz) unique to current NASA aircraft instrumentation. These frequencies are well suited to the study of rain cloud systems, but are also useful to studies of various ocean and land surface processes.

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