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

V. O. John, S. A. Buehler, M. Kuvatov, B. 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 publicationMicrowave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventMicrowave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V - Goa, India
Duration: Nov 15 2006Nov 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6410
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

Keywords

  • Inter-calibration
  • Microwave
  • Upper tropospheric humidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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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 Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V [64100K] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6410). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694305