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Measurement characteristics of an airborne microwave temperature profiler (MTP)

Heckl, Mareike and Fix, Andreas and Jirousek, Matthias and Schreier, Franz and Xu, Jian and Rapp, Markus (2021) Measurement characteristics of an airborne microwave temperature profiler (MTP). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14 (2), pp. 1689-1713. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/amt-14-1689-2021. ISSN 1867-1381.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1689-2021

Abstract

The microwave temperature profiler (MTP), an airborne passive microwave radiometer, measures radiances, recorded as counts and calibrated to brightness temperatures, in order to estimate temperature profiles around flight altitude. From these data, quantities such as potential temperature gradients and static stability, indicating the state of the atmosphere, can be derived and used to assess important dynamical processes (e.g., gravity waves or stability assessments). DLR has acquired a copy of the MTP from NASA–JPL, which was designed as a wing-canister instrument and is deployed on the German High Altitude Long range research aircraft (HALO). For this instrument a thorough analysis of instrument characteristics has been made in order to correctly determine the accuracy and precision of MTP measurements.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142170/
Document Type:Article
Title:Measurement characteristics of an airborne microwave temperature profiler (MTP)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Heckl, MareikeDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0573-3663
Fix, AndreasDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2818-9290
Jirousek, MatthiasDLR-HRUNSPECIFIED
Schreier, FranzDLR-IMFUNSPECIFIED
Xu, JianDLR-IMF-ATPhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2348-125X
Rapp, MarkusDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1508-5900
Date:2021
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:14
DOI :10.5194/amt-14-1689-2021
Page Range:pp. 1689-1713
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1867-1381
Status:Published
Keywords:MTP, HALO, Wing-canister instrument
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment, R - Atmospheric and climate research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:06 May 2021 10:17
Last Modified:06 May 2021 10:17

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