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Air temperature (near surface)


Measurement Definition*: Air temperature at a known height above the surface with the height specified in the metadata - Measuring Units K, Uncertainty Units K

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Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
IASI
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
Operational
Measures tropospheric moisture and temperature, column integrated contents of ozone, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other minor gases which affect tropospheric chemistry. Also measures sea surface and land temperature.n/a
IRAS
InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder
Operational
Atmospheric sounding for weather forecasting.n/a
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
Operational
Climate change studies. High-vertical resolution temperature-humidity sounding for NWP. Space weather.n/a
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sensor for Atmosphere
Operational
Enables measurement of water vapour and temperature profiles in the tropics.n/a
CWFMS
Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring Sensor
Being developed
Measurements are: Fire Radiative Power (FRP), hotspot locations, rate of spread, burned area mapping. Data products generated: 1) Fire maps, showing location, extent, and timing of forest fire events; 2) Fire characteristics, such as fire line intensity, rate of spread and fuel consumption; 3) Plume dynamics through smoke transport maps and plume heights; 4) Mass of carbon released into atmosphere.n/a
IASI-NG
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation
Being developed
Measures profiles of atmospheric temperature, humidity, ozone, carbon monoxide, columns of methane, nitrous oxide, and other minor gases, and sea, ice, and land surface temperature and emissivity.n/a
MATHS
Millimeter wave Atmosphere Temperature and Humidity Sounder
Proposed
Integrated water vapour, cloud liquid water and precipitation for temperature soundingn/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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