AMSU-A, the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, is a 15-channel passive microwave radiometer used to profile atmospheric temperature and moisture from the earth's surface to ~45 km (3 millibars). All orbits beginning in the day (00:00:00 - 23:59:59 UTC) are stored in one daily HDF-EOS file. Each file contains 15 (channel) arrays, as well as corresponding latitude, longitude, and time. AMSU flies on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar orbiting spacecraft as part of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Launched on 21 September 2000, NOAA-16 is in a sun synchronous near polar orbit.
N: 89.73 S: -89.91 E: 180.0 W: -180.0
Distribution: netCDF-3 - HDF-EOS
|Data Center(s):||NASA/MSFC/GHRC, Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA||Instrument(s):||AMSU-A|
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Format: netCDF-3 - HDF-EOS
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