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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


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)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Heckl, MareikeDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0573-3663UNSPECIFIED
Fix, AndreasDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2818-9290UNSPECIFIED
Xu, JianDLR-IMF-ATPhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2348-125XUNSPECIFIED
Rapp, MarkusDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1508-5900UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 March 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1689-1713
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
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, R - Spectroscopic methods of the atmosphere
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:06 May 2021 10:17
Last Modified:30 Dec 2022 17:59

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