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Radiometry applications

Microwave radiometer brightness temperatures are considered as a fundamental climate data record and are the values from which we derive ocean measurements of wind speed, water vapor, cloud liquid water, rain rate, and sea surface temperature.

Water vapor

Water vapor map measured by SSM/I instrument

Wind speed

Wind speed measured by SSM/I instrument

On-board altimetric missions, radiometers are very useful companions to measure the correction to be applied for radar signal path delays.

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