Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4421-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4421-2017
Research article
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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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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.