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Characterization and correction of a drift in calibration of the TOPEX microwave radiometer

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1 Author(s)
C. S. Ruf ; Dept. of Atmos., Oceanic, & Space Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Characterization of the drift in the 18-GHz brightness temperature (TB) measured by the TOPEX microwave radiometer (TMR) is presented. The appropriate correction is not a constant drift but varies with TB. Using this correction results in a more accurate path delay retrieval that varies appropriately with cloud cover and surface wind speed

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IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 2 )