Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6617–6626, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6617-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6617–6626, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6617-2018

Research article 17 Dec 2018

Research article | 17 Dec 2018

Radiometric correction of observations from microwave humidity sounders

Isaac Moradi et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Nov 2018) by Murray Hamilton
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Short summary
Microwave (MW) satellite instruments are used for a variety of applications such as retrieving geophysical variables such as temperature and humidity. They are also assimilated into NWP models to improve the weather forecast. However, MW instruments are subject to radiometric and geometric errors. This study evaluates the observations from several MW instruments for radiometric errors and provides correction coefficients for the data that are biased.