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Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)

NSSDCA ID: 2002-056A-01

Mission Name: Adeos 2


AMSR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer) monitors water vapor, precipitation, sea surface, wind, and ice by means of microwave radiation emanating from Earth's surface and atmosphere. It is a radiometer that operates in eight frequency bands covering 6.9 GHz to 89 GHz, and monitors the horizontal and vertical polarizations separately. With a dish of two meter aperture, the spatial resolution is 5 km in the 89 GHz band, degrading to 60 km at 6.9 GHz.

Alternate Names

  • AMSR
  • Adeos2/AMSR
  • Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Chemistry

Additional Information

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