Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2323–2335, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2323-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2323–2335, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2323-2017

Research article 27 Jun 2017

Research article | 27 Jun 2017

Consistency between GRUAN sondes, LBLRTM and IASI

Xavier Calbet et al.

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GRUAN temperature and water vapour radiosonde measurements are shown to be consistent with infrared hyperspectral measurements from IASI using LBLRTM as a reference radiative transfer model. Long-term climate data records of temperature and water vapour can be derived from radiosonde measurements and from space-based instruments. In order to have accurate and homogeneously useful data series, it is a critical necessary condition that these data sets be consistent with each other.