Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1299–1313, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1299–1313, 2020

Research article 19 Mar 2020

Research article | 19 Mar 2020

Calibration and validation of the Polarimetric Radio Occultation and Heavy Precipitation experiment aboard the PAZ satellite

Ramon Padullés et al.


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Short summary
In this study we thoroughly address the calibration and validation of the new polarimetric radio occultation (PRO) observables. These represent an innovative way to obtain vertical profiles of precipitation along with thermodynamic observations of the same scene. First we perform the on-orbit calibration of the measurement. Then, we show how the PRO observables are sensitive to the presence and intensity of rain by looking for coincident precipitation measurements from independent missions.