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advanced microwave sounder unit


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(AMSU)

A system of three separate instruments used on Earth-observation satellites, such as NOAA-15 launched by NASA in 1998 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The microwave radiometer AMSU-B was supplied by Britain's Meteorological Office to provide global atmospheric humidity profiles.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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