This retrieval algorithm can be applied to low-frequency passive microwave observations which for our study include the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSMI), Windsat, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI), and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sensors.
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Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
- Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sensor on NASA's Aqua satellite (AMSR-E) provides measurements of soil moisture, snow water equivalent, surface wetness, wind speed, atmospheric cloud water, and oceanic water vapor, including precipitation rate, sea surface temperature, sea ice concentration, and atmospheric parameters for the investigation of global water and energy cycles.
(1) Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
2 (AMSR2): A sensor used to observe the natural emission of microwave electromagnetic waves from the ground surface, ocean surface, atmosphere and others.
The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR and AMSR-E) sensor only operated a single ~6.9-GHz channel (V and H polarization) and had limited capacity in this respect.
Shibata, S., 2006: A wind speed retrieval algorithm by combining 6 and 10 GHz data from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer: Wind speed inside hurricanes.
Choi, "First assessment of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
2 (AMSR2) soil moisture contents in Northeast Asia," Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, vol.