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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MSR -
Full Name Microwave Scanning Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Conical scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Passive microwave radiometer to measure ocean and atmosphere.
Resolution Summary 32km (23.8GHz), 23km (31.4GHz)
Swath Summary 370km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: 23.8GHz, 31.4GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsWater vapour imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Instrument Missions
MOS-1 - Marine Observation Satellite-1 (1987 - 1995)
MOS-1B - Marine Observation Satellite (1990 - 1996)
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