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SSMI(S) Brightness Temperature - CSU

Sample product image of NOAA CDR SSMI(S) Brightness Temperature – CSU. It depicts the Vertically-Polarized brightness temperature in Kelvin across the globe from the DMSP F13 satellite, in the 22.235 gigga-hertz band.

This dataset provides advanced scientific researchers a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) Brightness Temperatures.

The fundamental climate data record (FCDR) SSMI(S) brightness temperature (Tb) dataset comprises window-channel Tb from a series of 10 microwave radiometers flown on board the DMSP series of satellites. Six SSM/I instruments first flown on DMSP F08 in July 1987 provide intercalibrated data along with data from four currently operational SSMIS instruments. This FCDR dataset provides input into a number of Thematic CDR (TCDR) products including precipitation, sea surface wind speed, sea ice extent, snow cover, cloud liquid water, and total precipitable water content.

Principal Investigator: Christian Kummerow, Colorado State University (CSU)

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5CC0XMJ.