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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, CNES, 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
Measurements and Applications Capabilities of the AMR with the addition of high stability wet-tropospheric path delay correction.
Resolution Summary 25 km (high-resolution to support the SAR-mode of SRAL being assessed)
[Best Resolution: 25m]
Swath Summary Nadir-only viewing, associated to the JASON-CS radar altimeter
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz. The feasibility of an additional high-frequency component for high resolution support to the SAR mode of SRAL is being assessed
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 - 2025)
Sentinel-6 B - Sentinel-6 B (2025 - 2032)
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