Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 529–550, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-529-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 529–550, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-529-2018

Research article 25 Jan 2018

Research article | 25 Jan 2018

Single-footprint retrievals for AIRS using a fast TwoSlab cloud-representation model and the SARTA all-sky infrared radiative transfer algorithm

Sergio DeSouza-Machado et al.

Data sets

Dataset for AMT-2017-261 by DeSouza-Machado et al. Sergio DeSouza-Machado, L. Larrabee Strow, Andrew Tangborn, Xianglei Huang, Xiuhong Chen, Xu Liu, Wan Wu, and Qiguang Yang https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1157936

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Short summary
Thermodynamic fields retrieved from orbiting infrared sounders use a derived set of measurements as their starting point, rather than the actual observations. This leads to problems with noise and sampling. We have developed a fast accurate model with a simple vertical representation of clouds in the atmosphere for use in retrievals, which allows us to use all the actual low-noise measurements at full resolution. These should eventually help produce more accurate weather forecasts.