Synergy Between MW and IR

Synergy between Microwave and Infra-red

Members of the ships4SST project have begun to investigate the synergy between microwave (MW) and Infra-red (IR) data results. For example, ISFRN data could be used to link the IR and PMW validation results from projects such as the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) mission, through an assessment of the contribution from the spatial variability related to the different footprints. The observational characteristics of the ship mounted radiometers are well suited for this study. Examples will be shown from the validation of the AMSR and IASI instruments and for the ESA CCI PMW SST CDR at the upcoming CIMR meeting (moved to May 2021). Recommendations and guidance could then be provided towards future validation strategies and campaigns for the CIMR instrument.