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microwave radiometer

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

Third edition

Published online July 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191842764

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An instrument flown on spacecraft for atmospheric studies. The MWR on the European Space Agency's *Envisat is used to measure atmospheric humidity, as well as soil moisture, and ice characterization. It was derived from radiometers used on the ...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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