Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3095–3113, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3095–3113, 2016

Research article 19 Jul 2016

Research article | 19 Jul 2016

Direct assimilation of Chinese FY-3C Microwave Temperature Sounder-2 radiances in the global GRAPES system

Juan Li and Guiqing Liu

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FengYun-3C is an operational polar-orbiting satellite carrying the new-generation microwave sounding instruments in China. It can contribute to the Global Environmental Observing System of Systems. It is anticipated that the data can be useful for the weather forecast. After quality control, the data are put into the Chinese numerical weather prediction (NWP) system. It shows that the microwave temperature observations can have a neutral to positive impact on the NWP system.