Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Research article
30 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2016

Validation of INSAT-3D sounder data with in situ measurements and other similar satellite observations over India

Madineni Venkat Ratnam, Alladi Hemanth Kumar, and Achuthan Jayaraman

Data sets

INSAT-3D data Meteorological & Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre

Short summary
Launch of INSAT-3D carrying a multi-spectral imager by the ISRO made it possible to obtain profiles of temperature and water vapour over India with higher temporal and vertical resolutions. Initial validation is made with the radiosonde, other satellites and reanalysis data sets. Good correlation between INSAT-3D and in situ measurements is noticed with a few cautions. Temperature data from INSAT-3D are of high quality and can be directly assimilated for better forecasts over India.