Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 529–550, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 529–550, 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.


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ED: Publish as is (27 Nov 2017) by Andrew Sayer
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.