online: Remote Sensing Data
This web site offers geophysical parameters derived from observations made by a radiometer onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. This radiometer, the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) is well-calibrated, similar to SSM/I, and contains lower frequency channels required for sea surface temperature retrievals. The entire data set includes sea surface temperatures (SST), surface wind speeds derived using two different radiometer channels, atmospheric water vapor, liquid cloud water and rain rates. TRMM is a joint program between NASA and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA).