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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SSM/T-1 -
Full Name Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA, DoD (USA) Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Atmospheric temperature and humidity sounders Geometry Conical scanning
Instrument Technology Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measures Earth's surface and atmospheric emission in the 50 - 60 GHz oxygen band.
Resolution Summary 174 km diameter beam
Swath Summary 1500 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 7 channels in the 50 - 60 GHz range
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT, HT, LS, HS&M, TC) 
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud liquid water (TC) 
Instrument Missions
DMSP F-8 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-8 (1987 - 2004)
DMSP F-9 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-9 (1988 - 1991)
DMSP F-10 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-10 (1990 - 1993)
DMSP F-11 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-11 (1991 - 1991)
DMSP F-12 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-12 (1994 - 2004)
DMSP F-13 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-13 (1997 - 2008)
DMSP F-14 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-14 (1997 - 2016)
DMSP F-15 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-15 (1999 - 2016)
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