Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Research article
11 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 11 Sep 2019

All-sky assimilation of infrared radiances sensitive to mid- and upper-tropospheric moisture and cloud

Alan J. Geer, Stefano Migliorini, and Marco Matricardi


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Aug 2019) by Andrew Sayer
Short summary
Satellite radiance observations have only recently become usable in conditions of cloud and precipitation for the initialization of weather forecasts. The move to all-sky assimilation started with data from the microwave part of the spectrum, with substantial benefit to the quality of operational forecasts. The current work shows a framework in which cloudy infrared data, with its stronger and more non-linear sensitivity, can also benefit operational-quality forecasts.