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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3697-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3697-2020
Research article
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09 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 09 Jul 2020

Improved water vapour retrieval from AMSU-B and MHS in the Arctic

Arantxa M. Triana-Gómez, Georg Heygster, Christian Melsheimer, Gunnar Spreen, Monia Negusini, and Boyan H. Petkov

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In the Arctic, in situ measurements are sparse and standard remote sensing retrieval methods have problems. We present advances in a retrieval algorithm for vertically integrated water vapour tuned for polar regions. In addition to the initial sensor used (AMSU-B), we can now also use data from the successor instrument (MHS). Additionally, certain artefacts are now filtered out. Comparison with radiosondes shows the overall good performance of the updated algorithm.