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Aquarius/SAC-D Microwave Radiometer (MWR): Instrument Description & Brightness Temperature Calibration
Biswas, S.K., Jones, L., Rocca, D., and Gallio, J.-C. (28-Sep-15)

The K/Ka-Band Microwave Radiometer (MWR) on-board Aquarius/SAC-D mission is described here with details on its radiometric calibration. The calibration is separated in two major instrument parts viz. receiver and antenna switch-matrix. An on-orbit calibration using Naval Research Laboratory's WindSat radiometer is used to determine antenna pattern correction coefficients and residual biases.