Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
23 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 23 Mar 2023

Evaluation of tropospheric water vapour and temperature profiles retrieved from MetOp-A by the Infrared and Microwave Sounding scheme

Tim Trent, Richard Siddans, Brian Kerridge, Marc Schröder, Noëlle A. Scott, and John Remedios

Data sets

RAL Infrared Microwave Sounder (IMS) temperature, water vapour, ozone and surface spectral emissivity R. Siddans, J. Walker, B. Latter, B. Kerridge, D. Gerber, and D. Knappett

In situ temperature, relative humidity and wind profiles from 2006 to March 2020 from the GRUAN reference network Copernicus Climate Change Service

Analyzed RadioSoundings Archive (ARSA) N. Scott

Short summary
Modern weather satellites provide essential information on our lower atmosphere's moisture content and temperature structure. This measurement record will span over 40 years, making it a valuable resource for climate studies. This study characterizes atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles from a European Space Agency climate project. Using weather balloon measurements, we demonstrated the performance of this dataset was within the tolerances required for future climate studies.