Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 611–632, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-611-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 611–632, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-611-2018

Research article 01 Feb 2018

Research article | 01 Feb 2018

Retrieval of an ice water path over the ocean from ISMAR and MARSS millimeter and submillimeter brightness temperatures

Manfred Brath et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Oct 2017) by Mark Kulie
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Dec 2017) by Mark Kulie
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Short summary
A method to estimate the amounts of ice, liquid water, and water vapor from aircraft radiation measurements at wavelengths just over and under 1 mm is presented and its performance is estimated. The method uses an ensemble of artificial neural networks. It strongly benefits from the submillimeter frequencies reducing the error for the estimated amount of ice by a factor of 2 compared to a traditional microwave method. The method was applied to measurement of a precipitating frontal system.