Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2957–2979, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2957–2979, 2021
Research article
20 Apr 2021
Research article | 20 Apr 2021

Can machine learning correct microwave humidity radiances for the influence of clouds?

Inderpreet Kaur et al.

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Currently, cloud contamination in microwave humidity channels is addressed using filtering schemes. We present an approach to correct the cloud-affected microwave humidity radiances using a Bayesian machine learning technique. The technique combines orthogonal information from microwave channels to obtain a probabilistic prediction of the clear-sky radiances. With this approach, we are able to predict bias-free clear-sky radiances with well-represented case-specific uncertainty estimates.