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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-757', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-757', Xavier Calbet, 04 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Tim Trent on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jan 2023) by Chunlüe Zhou
ED: Publish as is (15 Feb 2023) by Chunlüe Zhou
AR by Tim Trent on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
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.