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MSR Data from JAXA Japan
Entry ID: ND01004_Latest Version_Latest Version


Summary
Abstract: As a parabolic antenna revolves, the microwave scanning radiometer
(MSR) continuously scans the earth surface conically for a width of
317 km. During this process, the MSR receives weak radio waves in the
two frequency bands of 23.8 and 31.4 GHz. Its resolution in terms of
earth area is 32 km in the 23.8 GHz band and 23 km in the 31.4 GHz
band.

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MSR
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Wavelength/ GHz
Frequency 23.8 31.4
Resolution 32Km 23Km
Sensitivity/ 1K 1K
SN
Swath 320Km
Application Fields
23.8GHz Water vapor content,
rainfall area measurement and snowfall measurement
31.4GHz Ice measurement, measurement of water content in
cloud and snowfall measurement

Related URL
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Geographic Coverage
 N: -62.83 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: MSR Data from JAXA Japan
Version: Latest Version
Online Resource: Not%20provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-02-19
Stop Date: 1996-04-25


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > THAILAND > Kingdom of Thailand
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > South Pole
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER CHARACTERISTICS >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
MOS-1 >Japanese Marine Observation Satellite 1    [Information]
MOS-1B >Japanese Marine Observation Satellite-1B    [Information]


Instrument
MSR >Microwave Scanning Radiometer    [Information]


Project
MOS-1/1b >Marine Observation Satellite


Keywords
AGRICULTURE
GEOLOGY
IMAGERY
LAND USE
JAXA
MICROWAVE
NASDA
MOS-1
MOS-1B
MSR
REMOTE SENSING
SATELLITE
SEA ICE
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
VEGETATION


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM

Distribution_Media: 8mm Data Cartridge Tape

Distribution_Media: CCT

Distribution_Media: DAT

Distribution_Media: FD

Distribution_Media: MO


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24



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