FIGURE 2-1 TOVS data from the NOAA 15 satellite using MSU and AMSU respectively for the European area.

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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