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Data Description

    Microwave Integrated Retrieval System Daily Mapped Files - The Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS) provides an end-to-end capability for calibrating and characterizing the radiances measured from satellite-based microwave instruments using state of the art algorithm science. The MIRS produces advanced near-real-time operational surface and precipitation products for all-weather and surface conditions and is designed to be instrument-independent, parameter-independent, and platform-independent. Current MIRS instruments include the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) and the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) onboard NOAA-18, MetOp-A, MetOp-B, and MetOp-C satellites and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard the DMSP 5D-2/F16 satellite. This data family includes global Level-3 (L3) daily precipitation and surface maps. These map provide Total Precipitable Water, Snow Water Equivalent, Cloud Liquid Water, Rainfall Rate, Snow Fall Rate, and Sea Ice Concentration data in polar stereographic and cylindrical stereographic projections. The data are produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and are distributed by the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) as daily gridded files in the HDF-EOS and netCDF-4 file formats with attributes included.

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MIRS Mapped Level-3 Precipitation and Surface Products
MIRS Mapped Level-3 Sounding Products

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Polar Stereographic


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