The PM-ESIP will provide science researchers and users with the capability to
interactively customize and receive hydrologic data sets for use in process
studies and regional and global climate studies. It will provide a framework
and a process for creating, supporting, and distributing both producer and
customer defined data sets for the broader ... Earth Observing System (EOS) science
community, incorporating emerging technologies such as data content based
search (data mining) and data production, gridding, and formatting on demand.
PM-ESIP datasets will be important for researching long term natural and human
induced climate change ("global warming"), seasonal and interannual climate
variability, regional assessments, and atmospheric process studies.
The TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) is a 5-channel, dual-polarized, passive
microwave radiometer. Microwave radiation is emitted by the Earth's surface and
by water droplets within clouds. The TMI is used to measure several important
meteorological parameters over sea surfaces. The TMI, a successor to the SSM/I,
measures radiation at frequencies of 10.7, 19.4, 21.3, 37, 85.5 GHz. It orbits
at an altitude of 218 miles, much lower than the SSM/I, thus providing better