Note on the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

Note on the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit correspondence R. W. Saunders U.K. Meteorological Office, DRA (Aerospace), Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom version of the AMSU part of their Table 1 is given here The article by Diak et al. (1992) describes some of in Table 1 with the aim of preventing any future the improvements that the Advanced Microwave misunderstandings to readers of the Bulletin who may Sounding Unit (AMSU) will provide when it is launched wish to use AMSU data when they become available. on NOAA-K\n the mid-1990s. Unfortunately, an inac- The main error in Table 1 of Diak et. al. (1992) is the curate description of the AMSU characteristics was frequency of channel 17 of AMSU-B, which is at 150 given in their Table 1. A more complete and accurate TABLE 1. AMSU channel characteristics based on instrument specifications. Channel numbe r Center frequency No. of Bandwidth Temperature 3 Calibration :) accuracy (K) designation of channel (GHz) passbands (MHz) sensitivity (K AMSU-A 2 2. 0 1 23. 8 1 27 0 0. 3 0. 3 2. 0 2 31. 4 1 18 0 AMSU-A 1 3 50. 3 1 18 0 0. 4 1. 5 1 40 0 0.2 5 1. 5 4 52. 8 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Note on the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit

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correspondence R. W. Saunders U.K. Meteorological Office, DRA (Aerospace), Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom version of the AMSU part of their Table 1 is given here The article by Diak et al. (1992) describes some of in Table 1 with the aim of preventing any future the improvements that the Advanced Microwave misunderstandings to readers of the Bulletin who may Sounding Unit (AMSU) will provide when it is launched wish to use AMSU data when they become available. on NOAA-K\n the mid-1990s. Unfortunately, an inac- The main error in Table 1 of Diak et. al. (1992) is the curate description of the AMSU characteristics was frequency of channel 17 of AMSU-B, which is at 150 given in their Table 1. A more complete and accurate TABLE 1. AMSU channel characteristics based on instrument specifications. Channel numbe r Center frequency No. of Bandwidth Temperature 3 Calibration :) accuracy (K) designation of channel (GHz) passbands (MHz) sensitivity (K AMSU-A 2 2. 0 1 23. 8 1 27 0 0. 3 0. 3 2. 0 2 31. 4 1 18 0 AMSU-A 1 3 50. 3 1 18 0 0. 4 1. 5 1 40 0 0.2 5 1. 5 4 52. 8

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Published: Nov 1, 1993

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