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In-orbit performance of Microwave Humidity Sounder (MWHS) of the Chinese FY-3 meteorological satellite

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4 Author(s)
Jing Li ; Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 8701, Beijing, 100190, China ; Shengwei Zhang ; Jingshan Jiang ; Xiaolong Dong

FY-3A (Feng Yun means wind and cloud in Chinese) meteorological satellite of China was successfully launched on May 27, 2008. MWHS (MicroWave Humidity Sounder) is a very important payload for measuring global atmospheric water vapour profiles. In this paper, the authors will describe the system configuration and parameters of MWHS. Moreover it gives the testing results in-orbit and comparing with AMSU-B which has been installed on NOAA-17.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International

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25-30 July 2010