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.
[Last edited: 2018-06-14]