Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6703–6717, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6703-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6703–6717, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6703-2018

Research article 18 Dec 2018

Research article | 18 Dec 2018

Lidar temperature series in the middle atmosphere as a reference data set – Part 2: Assessment of temperature observations from MLS/Aura and SABER/TIMED satellites

Robin Wing et al.

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AR by Robin Wing on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Oct 2018) by Markus Rapp
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Nov 2018) by Markus Rapp
AR by Robin Wing on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Nov 2018) by Markus Rapp
Short summary
We have compared 2433 nights of OHP lidar temperatures (2002–2018) to temperatures derived from the satellites SABER and MLS. We have found a winter stratopause cold bias in the satellite measurements with respect to the lidar (−6 K for SABER and −17 K for MLS), a summer mesospheric warm bias for SABER (6 K near 60 km), and a vertically structured bias for MLS (−4 to 4 K). We have corrected the satellite data based on the lidar-determined stratopause height and found a significant improvement.