accompanied by the Microwave Sounder Unit (MSU) and Stratospheric Sounder Unit (SSU) forming the TIROS Operation Vertical Sounder (TOVS) (Figure 2-1).
The NOAA polar-orbiting operational satellite series, starting with NOAA 9 and extending through NOAA 16, has carried essentially the same TOVS instrument package (an improved microwave sounder Advanced
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