Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 315–333, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-315-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 315–333, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-315-2015

Research article 14 Jan 2015

Research article | 14 Jan 2015

Forecast indices from a ground-based microwave radiometer for operational meteorology

D. Cimini et al.

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Forecast indices commonly used in operational meteorology can be computed from temperature and humidity profiles retrieved from a ground-based microwave radiometer. The values of radiometer-derived forecast indices agree well with values computed from radiosondes (correlation usually above 0.8). Radiometer-derived forecast indices offer the advantage (with respect to radiosondes) of nearly continuous data, capturing the entire diurnal cycle and providing fresh and timely data to forecasters.