Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Research article
28 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 28 Oct 2022

Estimation of refractivity uncertainties and vertical error correlations in collocated radio occultations, radiosondes, and model forecasts

Johannes K. Nielsen, Hans Gleisner, Stig Syndergaard, and Kent B. Lauritsen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-121', John Eyre, 23 May 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1', Johannes K. Nielsen, 15 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-121', John Eyre, 24 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2,', Johannes K. Nielsen, 15 Jul 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2022-121', Paul Poli, 31 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Johannes K. Nielsen, 15 Jul 2022
  • RC4: 'Comment on amt-2022-121', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC4', Johannes K. Nielsen, 15 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Johannes K. Nielsen on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Aug 2022) by Chunlüe Zhou
RR by Paul Poli (18 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Sep 2022) by Chunlüe Zhou
Short summary
This paper provides a new way to estimate uncertainties and error correlations. The method is a generalization of a known method called the three-cornered hat: Instead of calculating uncertainties from assumed knowledge about the observation method, uncertainties and error correlations are estimated statistically from tree independent observation series, measuring the same variable. The results are useful for future estimation of atmospheric-specific humidity from the bending of radio waves.