The LTDP EMiR dataset
Version 1.0 of the LTDP EMiR dataset is publicly available under DOI 10.5676/DWD_EMIR/V001.
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. An initial evaluation has shown that the EMiR TCWV compares well with independently derived TCWV information.
Summary information on the LTDP EMiR dataset can be found on its DOI landing page. A more detailed will be provided in the EMiR validation report (not available yet).
[Last edited: 2016-08-01]