Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6679–6701, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6679-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6679–6701, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6679-2018

Research article 18 Dec 2018

Research article | 18 Dec 2018

A physics-based approach to oversample multi-satellite, multispecies observations to a common grid

Kang Sun et al.

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AR by Kang Sun on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Nov 2018) by Jun Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Dec 2018) by Jun Wang
AR by Kang Sun on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2018) by Jun Wang
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An agile, physics-based approach is developed to oversample irregular satellite observations to a high-resolution common grid. Instead of assuming each sounding as a point or a polygon as in previous methods, the proposed physical oversampling represents soundings as distributions of sensitivity on the ground. This sensitivity distribution can be determined by the spatial response function of each satellite sensor, parameterized as generalized 2-D super Gaussian functions.