The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


AMSR-E
Definition: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

One of the six measurement tools carried by the AQUA satellite. It measures cloud properties, sea surface temperature, near-surface wind speed, radiative energy flux, surface water, ice and snow.

Notes:
1. Click here to read Roy Spencer's example of how the data is tracked.

2. Example quote: "This fall, analysis by scientists at the University of Bremen, using data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sensor, on board the NASA Aqua satellite, showed sea ice reaching a new record low for a few days in September." (Alaska Dispatch, Nov 24/11)


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