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Toward a long-term homogenized UTH data set derived from satellite microwave measurements
University of Miami.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Space Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6389-1160
Universität Bremen.
University of Miami.
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2006 (English)In: Microwave remote sensing of the atmosphere and environment. V. / [ed] Azita Valinia; Seiho Uratsuka; Tapan Misra, Bellingham, Wash: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2006, 64100K- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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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.

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Bellingham, Wash: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2006. 64100K- p.
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Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, ISSN 0277-786X ; 6410
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Aerospace Engineering
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Space Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34976DOI: 10.1117/12.694305Local ID: 94eb7490-fd63-11db-b816-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34976DiVA: diva2:1008228
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Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Eenvironment : 15/11/2006 - 15/11/2006
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Validerad; 2006; 20070508 (pafi)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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