The LTDP EMiR dataset
Version 1.1 of the LTDP EMiR dataset is publicly available under DOI 10.5676/DWD_EMIR/V002.
LTDP EMiR covers the global ice-free ocean for time period November 1992 to March 2012. It is available as Level-2 product for individual orbits at MWR’s native spatial resolution of typically 20 km, and as Level-3 product in a gridded version consisting of monthly mean values in spatial resolutions of 2° × 2° and 3° × 3°.
Unlike methods relying on infrared or visible/near-infrared techniques, microwave observations allow for accurate TCWV retrievals also under cloudy conditions.
Summary information on the LTDP EMiR data record can be found on its DOI landing page. A more detailed description of the EMiR data record can be found in the EMiR product description. An analysis of EMiR’s strengths and weaknesses is presented in the EMiR validation report.
[Last edited: 2019-03-01]