Microwave Radiometer Profiler - MIKE

The instrument uses the microwave passive remote sensing in UV to retrieve atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles.

The Radiometer is a stand-alone system for automated weather-station use under nearly all environmental conditions. Full atmospheric profiles are derived, retrieved data, as well as raw data are stored.

The microwave radiometer measures the microwave radiance, expressed as brightness temperature, at 14 frequencies near the water vapor resonance centered at 22.235 GHz and 7 frequencies in the band of oxygen resonances between 51 and 59 GHz.