MTP5 is a remote sensing instrument that measures microwave radiation emitted from the lower 1000m of the atmosphere, within the Planetary Boundary Layer.

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MTP-5 HE Attex Temperature Profiler

Key features

  • State of the art microwave radiometer
  • All-weather operation
  • Reliable performance
  • Fast response time
  • Passive measurement
  • Ideal for air pollution and climatology studies
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Self-calibrating

The atmosphere is a strong source of radiation but the changes due to temperature are small, so a very sensitive receiver is required. Unique radiometers and specially designed antennae operating in the 5mm waveband form the heart of MTP5.

Atmospheric radiation is measured by scanning in angular steps from horizontal to vertical and the operating software processes the data into vertical height and temperature information. The data is stored and profiles are displayed graphically every 5 minutes, typically showing the temperature at 25 and 50 m height intervals.

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