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Compact Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer (CoSSIR)

Compact Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer (CoSSIR)

Instrument Type: 
Campaign(s): 
Operation IceBridge
Mission(s): 
ICESat-2

CoSSIR is an airborne imaging radiometer with 12 channels from 183 GHz to 874 GHz that has flown in NASA’s ER-2 and WB-57 aircraft. The frequency set is optimal for sensing ice clouds and falling snow, and the sensor is capable of conical and cross-track scan modes.