Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6341–6359, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6341-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6341–6359, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6341-2019

Research article 03 Dec 2019

Research article | 03 Dec 2019

An experimental 2D-Var retrieval using AMSR2

David Ian Duncan et al.

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AR by David Duncan on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Oct 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by David Duncan on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Oct 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
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Short summary
The overlapping beams of some satellite observations contain spatial information that is discarded by most data processing techniques. This study applies an established technique in a new way to improve the spatial resolution of retrieval targets, effectively using the overlapping information to achieve a higher ultimate resolution. It is argued that this is a more optimal use of the total information available from current microwave sensors, using AMSR2 as an example.