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.
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)