Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 155–165, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-155-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 155–165, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-155-2017

Research article 11 Jan 2017

Research article | 11 Jan 2017

Uncertainties of ground-based microwave radiometer retrievals in zenith and off-zenith observations under snow conditions

Wengang Zhang et al.

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A comparison between a microwave radiometer and radiosonde is carried out, and performances of zenith and off-zenith observations during snowfall are shown. In off-zenith observations, the effect of snow is obviously mitigated, and the deviation between microwave radiometer and radiosonde is small. With the aid of off-zenith observation, reliable thermodynamic atmospheric profiles can be collected, and those will be useful for the analysis and forecasting of severe convective weather.