Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan
This data set includes calibrated brightness temperatures measured over Wakasa Bay in the Sea of Japan in January and February 2003. The MIR was carried on a military-type P-3 aircraft. Brightness temperatures were taken at 57 beam positions covering 100 degrees swath. These data were acquired in support of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) Wakasa Bay Field Campaign. Data are available in binary format from NSIDC via FTP. AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. The Wakasa Bay Field Campaign was designed to validate both AMSR and AMSR-E shallow rainfall and snowfall retrieval capabilities.
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James Wang. 2004. Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer Brightness Temperatures, Wakasa Bay, Japan. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.