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SSMIS Overview

F18 SSMIS Channel Characteristics
Channel Center
Freq. (GHz)
Passband
(MHz)
Freq. (MHz) /
Polar.
NEDT (Max)
(K)
Sampling
Interval
(km)
Footprint
(km)
150.340010 H0.437.538 x 38
252.840010 H0.437.538 x 38
353.59640010 H0.437.538 x 38
454.440010 H0.437.538 x 38
555.540010 H0.437.538 x 38
657.2935010 RCP(*)0.537.538 x 38
759.425010 RCP0.637.538 x 38
81501500200 H0.8837.514 x 13 (imager)
9183.31±6.61500200 H1.237.514 x 13 (imager)
10183.31±31000200 H1.037.514 x 13 (imager)
11183.31±1500200 H1.2537.514 x 13 (imager)
1219.3540075 H0.72573 x 47
1319.3540075 V0.72573 x 47
1422.23540075 V0.72573 x 47
1537150075 H0.52541 x 31
1637150075 V0.52541 x 31
1791.6553000100 V0.912.514 x 13 (imager)
1891.6553000100 H0.912.514 x 13 (imager)
1963.283248±0.28527130.08 RCP2.47575 x 75
2060.792668±0.35789230.08 RCP2.47575 x 75
2160.792668±0.357892±0.00260.08 RCP1.87575 x 75
2260.792668±0.357892±0.006120.12 RCP1.07575 x 75
2360.792668±0.357892±0.016320.34 RCP0.67575 x 75
2460.792668±0.357892±0.0501200.84 RCP0.737.575 x 75

RCP - denotes right-handed circular polarization

Source: NSIDC SSMIS page ( nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/ssmis_instrument/index.html )