Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Research article
17 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 17 Nov 2017

The effect of cloud liquid water on tropospheric temperature retrievals from microwave measurements

Leonie Bernet, Francisco Navas-Guzmán, and Niklaus Kämpfer


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AR by Leonie Bernet on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2017) by Brian Kahn
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2017) by Brian Kahn
Short summary
Microwave radiometry is a suitable technique to measure atmospheric temperature profiles during clear sky and cloudy conditions. However clouds can influence the temperature measurements. In this study we analyse the influence of clouds on temperature measurements in the troposphere from a microwave radiometer. We found that the effect of clouds on the temperature measurements is important and that the measurements can be improved substantially by considering clouds in the retrieval process.