The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Sensor Package

Christian Kummerow NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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William Barnes NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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Toshiaki Kozu Communications Research Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan

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James Shiue NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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Joanne Simpson NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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Abstract

This note is intended to serve primarily as a reference guide to users wishing to make use of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission data. It covers each of the three primary rainfall instruments: the passive microwave radiometer, the precipitation radar, and the Visible and Infrared Radiometer System on board the spacecraft. Radiometric characteristics, scanning geometry, calibration procedures, and data products are described for each of these three sensors.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Christian D. Kummerow, Code 912, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771.

Email: Kummerow@audry.gsfc.nasa.gov

Abstract

This note is intended to serve primarily as a reference guide to users wishing to make use of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission data. It covers each of the three primary rainfall instruments: the passive microwave radiometer, the precipitation radar, and the Visible and Infrared Radiometer System on board the spacecraft. Radiometric characteristics, scanning geometry, calibration procedures, and data products are described for each of these three sensors.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Christian D. Kummerow, Code 912, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771.

Email: Kummerow@audry.gsfc.nasa.gov

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