Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1275–1285, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1275-2015

Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1275–1285, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1275-2015

Research article 16 Mar 2015

Research article | 16 Mar 2015

Implementation of a quality control for radio occultation observations in the presence of large gradients of atmospheric refractivity

L. Cucurull

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In preparation for the launch of the first six satellites of the COSMIC-2 mission in equatorial orbit, and the larger number of observations that such a mission will provide in the lower tropical troposphere, work is underway at NOAA to improve the assimilation of RO observations. This paper describes the limitations of the current standard quality controls for RO data and discusses the implementation of additional quality control procedures.