Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Training Workshop, November 2012

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) held its fourth one-day training workshop on "Passive Microwave Remote Sensing” on 9th November 2012 at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. 

The workshop introduced the techniques and science of passive microwave sensing and described the technologies that are used. It also included a visit to the microwave facilities in RAL so that participants gained an understanding of the complexity and challenges of building instrument operating at GHz frequencies.

The workshop is aimed at both academia and industry including research scientists, technologists and potential instrument PIs; early stage researchers and graduates were encouraged to attend. There was no charge for attendance at the workshop.

The presentations from the workshop are available for download.

Part I Introduction to the workshop and passive microwave sensing

Introduction to Passive Microwave Remote Sensing (Mick Johnson)

Perspectives on Passive Microwave Sensing and Workshop Objectives (John Remedios)

Part II Passive Microwave instruments and technology

Instrument Architecture (Brian Moyna)

Direct and heterodyne detection (Brian Ellison)

Design of Quasi-optics (Graham Maxwell-Cox)

Part III: Microwave Remote Sensing Techniques

Nadir atmospheric sounding ( Bill Bell)

Atmosphere sounding in the limb (Hugh Pumphrey)

Microwave emissions of the land surface (Mel Sandells)

Part IV: Microwave lab visits

High precision manufacturing, Microwave lab, Marschalls (no presentations available)

Part V: Final session: Future Passive Microwave Techniques

PREMIER (Dan Gerber)

The MetOp-SG Ice Cloud Imager (Clare Lee)

Microwat (John Remedios)