Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 645–659, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-645-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 645–659, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-645-2020

Research article 11 Feb 2020

Research article | 11 Feb 2020

Using ground radar overlaps to verify the retrieval of calibration bias estimates from spaceborne platforms

Irene Crisologo and Maik Heistermann

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AR by Irene Crisologo on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Dec 2019) by S. Joseph Munchak
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Dec 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2019) by S. Joseph Munchak
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Short summary
Archives of radar observations often suffer from errors, one of which is calibration. However, it is possible to correct them after the fact by using satellite radars as a calibration reference. We propose improvements to this calibration method by considering factors that affect the data quality, such that poor quality data gets filtered out in the bias calculation by assigning weights. We also show that the bias can be interpolated in time even for days when there are no satellite data.