Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3033–3048, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3033-2021

Special issue: Tropospheric profiling (ISTP11) (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3033–3048, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3033-2021

Research article 26 Apr 2021

Research article | 26 Apr 2021

Ground-based temperature and humidity profiling: combining active and passive remote sensors

David D. Turner and Ulrich Löhnert

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Short summary
Temperature and humidity profiles in the lowest couple of kilometers near the surface are very important for many applications. Passive spectral radiometers are commercially available, and observations from these instruments have been used to get these profiles. However, new active lidar systems are able to measure partial profiles of water vapor. This paper investigates how the derived profiles of water vapor and temperature are improved when the active and passive observations are combined.