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Towards the Temperature Retrieval by Using Airborne Microwave Radiometer Data

Xu, Jian and Schreier, Franz and Kenntner, Mareike and Szajkowski, Michal and Fix, Andreas and Trautmann, Thomas (2016) Towards the Temperature Retrieval by Using Airborne Microwave Radiometer Data. In: Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016, pp. 1-5. ESA - Spacebook online. Living Planet Symposium 2016, 9-13 May 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-92-9221-305-3.

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Atmospheric temperature is a key geophysical parameter when dealing with the atmosphere in areas such as climatology and meteorology. In general, thermal emissions of molecular lines (e.g. oxygen, carbon dioxide) can be used for the determination of the temperature profile. The superheterodyne radiometer MTP (Microwave Temperature Profiler) passively detects thermal emission from oxygen lines at a selection of frequencies between 55--60 GHz by scanning the atmosphere from near zenith to near nadir in the flight direction. The MTP instrument was designed to observe the vertical temperature distribution over the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) with a good temporal and spatial resolution. The instrument was originally developed at NASA's JPL and has been recently flown on DLR's Falcon and HALO research aircrafts. To estimate the temperature profile from microwave measurements (e.g. provided by MTP), the retrieval algorithm TIRAMISU (Temperature Inversion Algorithm for Microwave Sounding) has been developed at DLR and is currently used to conduct the data processing of the MTP measurements. This study performs the retrievals from the MTP data with a focus on the ML-CIRRUS mission. The corresponding retrieval performance is investigated by associated error characterization and external comparisons with other ground-based and satellite observations. These observations are important to resolve a variety of phenomena in the UTLS region and to potentially improve the temperature spaceborne soundings.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105815/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Towards the Temperature Retrieval by Using Airborne Microwave Radiometer Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Xu, Jianjian.xu (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schreier, FranzFranz.Schreier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kenntner, Mareikemareike.kenntner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fix, AndreasAndreas.Fix (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trautmann, ThomasThomas.Trautmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-5
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:ESA - Spacebook online
Series Name:SP-740
Keywords:Troposphere, Stratosphere, Atmospheric Profiling, Calibration and Validation
Event Title:Living Planet Symposium 2016
Event Location:Prague, Czech Republic
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9-13 May 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research, R - Atmospheric and climate research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Xu, Dr.-Ing. Jian
Deposited On:24 Aug 2016 10:29
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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