OBJECTIVES AND VISION OF THE MRS SECTION

1) Development of payloads and algorithms for planetary surface studies.

2) Atmospheric and cloud microphysics studies using ground-based microwave radiometer observations.

3) Atmospheric boundary layer, humidity, convective clouds studies and algorithm development based on satellite and ground-based microwave radiometric observations.

4) Land surface microwave emissivity characterisation using satellite radiometer observations.

5) Venus surface/subsurface studies using Earth-based radiometric measurements of thermal emission at microwave/radiowave frequencies.

6) Ka-band propagation studies.