Advanced Infrared Sounders

About the ASWG

The focus of the Advanced Sounder Working Group is on scientific issues affecting the optimal performance of advanced satellite sounder systems. The working group reviews the status of the development of advanced sounder systems and recommends changes regarding to instrument specification, performance, data processing, and utilization where necessary. For the purpose of this working group, Advanced Sounders are defined as instruments that present significant new scientific and technological challenges and which require new methods for data processing and utilization. Thus Advanced Sounders currently include high spectral/spatial resolution infrared and microwave sounders and active sensors.