Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Research article
14 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 14 Oct 2020

Inter-calibrating SMMR brightness temperatures over continental surfaces

Samuel Favrichon, Carlos Jimenez, and Catherine Prigent

Data sets

Fundamental Climate Data Record of Microwave Imager Radiances K. Fennig, M. Schröder, and R. Hollmann

GPM GMI_R Common Calibrated Brightness Temperatures Collocated L1C 1.5 hours 13 km V05 W. Berg

Short summary
Long-term monitoring of satellite-derived variables is necessary for a better understanding of the evolution of Earth parameters at global scale. However different instruments' observations used over the years need to be inter-calibrated with each other to provide meaningful information. This paper describes how a linear correction can improve the observations from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer over continental surfaces to be more consistent with more recent radiometers.