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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AMR-C -
Full Name AMR-C Climate-quality microwave radiometer Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA, ESA, EUMETSAT, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Non-scanning MW radiometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format NetCDF-4
Measurements and Applications Capabilities of the AMR with the addition of high stability wet-tropospheric path delay correction.
Resolution Summary 41.6 km at 18.7 GHz, 36.1 km at 23.8 GHz, 22.9 km at 34 GHz baseline channels with 5km for higher frequency experimental channels
[Best Resolution: 25m]
Swath Summary Nadir-only viewing, associated to the JASON-CS radar altimeter
Accuracy Summary Total water vapour: 0.2 g/sq cm, Brightness temperature: 0.15 K
Waveband Summary Microwave: 18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz. With additional experimental high-frequency channels for high resolution complementing the SAR mode of Poseidon-4 radar.
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (TC) 
Ocean topography/currentsSea level 
Ocean dynamic topography 
Instrument Missions
Sentinel-6 A - Sentinel-6 A (2020 - 2026)
Sentinel-6 B - Sentinel-6 B (2025 - 2031)
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