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


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AR by Samuel Favrichon on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2020) by S. Joseph Munchak
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 May 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Aug 2020) by S. Joseph Munchak
AR by Samuel Favrichon on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2020) by S. Joseph Munchak
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.