Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements

V. O. John, S. A. Buehler, M. Kuvatov, Brian J Soden, T. R. Sreerekha

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Abstract

This article presents some ideas and issues related to the creation of a long-term upper tropospheric humidity (UTH) data set using satellite based microwave measurements. Polar orbiting satellites have been measuring UTH for more than a decade now. There are three microwave instruments which can measure UTH from Space: Special Sensor Microwave/Temperature-2 (SSM/T2), Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-B (AMSU-B), and Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS). These instruments have channels at 183.31±1.00GHz which are sensitive to UTH. Retrieval of UTH and cloud issues are discussed in detail. Advantage of microwave measurements of UTH over infrared measurements are demonstrated. Preliminary results on the inter-calibration of these instruments are also shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6410
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventMicrowave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V - Goa, India
Duration: Nov 15 2006Nov 16 2006

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OtherMicrowave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period11/15/0611/16/06

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Microwave measurement
humidity
Atmospheric humidity
Satellites
microwaves
Microwaves
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit
intercalibration
Microwave sensors
microwave sensors
retrieval
Acoustic waves
Calibration
Infrared radiation
acoustics

Keywords

  • Inter-calibration
  • Microwave
  • Upper tropospheric humidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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John, V. O., Buehler, S. A., Kuvatov, M., Soden, B. J., & Sreerekha, T. R. (2006). Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6410). [64100K] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694305

Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements. / John, V. O.; Buehler, S. A.; Kuvatov, M.; Soden, Brian J; Sreerekha, T. R.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6410 2006. 64100K.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

John, VO, Buehler, SA, Kuvatov, M, Soden, BJ & Sreerekha, TR 2006, Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6410, 64100K, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V, Goa, India, 11/15/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694305
John VO, Buehler SA, Kuvatov M, Soden BJ, Sreerekha TR. Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6410. 2006. 64100K https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694305
John, V. O. ; Buehler, S. A. ; Kuvatov, M. ; Soden, Brian J ; Sreerekha, T. R. / Towards a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6410 2006.
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