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Average top of atmosphere brightness temperatures (Tbs) and standard deviations of Arctic open water, first-year and multiyear sea ice at typical imaging frequencies between L-band (1.4 GHz) and W-band (89 GHz).

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With Arctic sea ice retreating, Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is an increasingly important parameter to observe. Infrared (IR) sensors, such as Sentinel-3 SLSTR are blocked by clouds. Being an advanced Passive Microwave instrumnent, CIMR will measure SST through clouds at 15 km resolution.

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The diagram illustrates the frequency channels of the candidate Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) mission, and their targeted spatial resolutions. CIMR is also compared to two other similar Passive Microwave Radiometers (PMR): the Japanese AMSR2 in orbit since 2012, and the MWI to fly on-board the European EPS-SG satellites from ~2023 (MWI-SG).

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