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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HSB -
Full Name Humidity Sounder for Brazil Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies INPE, NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-EOS
Measurements and Applications Humidity soundings for climatological and atmospheric dynamics applications. The scan mirror motor failed on 5th February 2003.
Resolution Summary 13.5 km
Swath Summary 1650 km
Accuracy Summary Temperature: 1.0-1.2 K coverage of land and ocean surfaces, Humidity: 20%
Waveband Summary Microwave: 5 discreet channels in the range of 150-183 MHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud liquid water (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
Aqua - Aqua (formerly EOS PM-1) (2002 - 2019)
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