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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, in conjunction with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, AMSU, sense emitted infrared and microwave radiation from the Earth to provide a three-dimensional look at Earth's weather and climate.
As part of an ongoing project among the university, NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Christy and his colleagues use data gathered by advanced microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings in almost all areas of Earth -- including remote deserts, oceans and rain forest areas where reliable climate data are not otherwise available.
The instruments onboard NOAA-N Prime were provided by NASA and NOAA, and include the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3), the High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS/4), the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A (AMSU-A), the EUMETSAT-supplied Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS), the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectral Radiometer/2 (SBUV/2), the Space Environment Monitor/2 (SEM/2) and the Advanced Data Collection System (DCS/2).
The instrument at the center of this controversy, an atmospheric thermometer known as the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU), works by measuring radiation emitted by oxygen molecules; warmer air gives off more radiation than cooler air.
Note to Editors: Aqua's instruments include the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, built by Lockheed Martin Infrared Imaging Systems; Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, built by Aerojet; Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS, built by Mitsubishi Electronics Corporation and provided by NASDA-Japan; Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, built by TRW; Humidity Sounder for Brazil, built by Matra-Marconi and provided by AEB-Brazil; Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, built by Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has given Aerojet its "highest rating possible" -- a 100 percent award fee -- for the company's performance in supplying weather-watching Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit satellite sensors during the period July 1 to December 31, 1999.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- An Aerojet weather-watching Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU-A) sensor successfully completed a pre- ship review today, paving the way for its launch aboard the European meteorological satellite METOP-1 in June 2003.
The AMSU-A represents a significant improvement over the microwave sounding unit on the current TIROS spacecraft.