BackForwardInstrument:  AMR-C 

Instrument details
Acronym AMR-C
Full name Advanced Microwave Radiometer - C
Purpose Water vapour correction for the JASON-CS radar altimeter (SRAL)
Short description 3-frequencies:18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz. The feasibility of an additional high-frequency component for high resolution support to the SAR mode of SRAL is being assessed
Background Evolution of the AMR flown on JASON 2 and 3
Scanning Technique Nadir-only viewing, associated to the JASON-CS radar altimeter
Resolution 25 km (high-resolution to support the SAR-mode of SRAL being assessed)
Coverage / Cycle Global coverage in 1 month for 30 km average spacing, or in 10 days for 100 km average spacing
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency NOAA
Instrument Maturity
Utilization Period: 2021-02-08 to ≥2027
Last update: 2013-09-10
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive microwave radiometer
  • Cross-track, special or non-scanning microwave radiometer
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Integrated Water Vapour (IWV)
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Integrated Water Vapour (IWV)4 - fairOver sea only.. Along-track only.MW channel(s) in the water vapour band around 23 GHz