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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Aquarius L-Band radiometer -
Full Name Aquarius L-Band Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-5
Measurements and Applications L-band passive microwave radiometer measures brightness temperature of ocean to retrieve salinity.
Resolution Summary 100 km
Swath Summary 300 km
Accuracy Summary 0.2 psu
Waveband Summary L-band (1.4 GHz)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Ocean SalinityOcean salinity0.2 [psu]
Instrument Missions
SAC-D/Aquarius - SAC-D/Aquarius (2011 - 2015)
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