Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 477–490, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-477-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 477–490, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-477-2017

Research article 08 Feb 2017

Research article | 08 Feb 2017

ISMAR: an airborne submillimetre radiometer

Stuart Fox et al.

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In this paper we present the ISMAR instrument, a new airborne submillimetre radiometer designed for cloud ice remote sensing. We discuss the instrument calibration and evaluate the main sources of bias and the radiometric sensitivity in different measurement scenarios. We also compare clear-sky zenith measurements from high altitude with radiative transfer simulations to demonstrate the performance of ISMAR in flight.