Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
24 May 2018
Research article |  | 24 May 2018

Is it feasible to estimate radiosonde biases from interlaced measurements?

Stefanie Kremser, Jordis S. Tradowsky, Henning W. Rust, and Greg E. Bodeker

Data sets

RS92 GRUAN Data Product Version 2 (RS92-GDP.2) Michael Sommer, Ruud Dirksen, and Franz Immler

Short summary
We investigate the feasibility of quantifying the difference in biases of two instrument types (i.e. radiosondes) by flying the old and new instruments on alternating days, so-called interlacing, to statistically derive the systematic biases between the instruments. While it is in principle possible to estimate the difference between two instrument biases from interlaced measurements, the number of required interlaced flights is very large for reasonable autocorrelation coefficient values.