A cautionary note on the use of Gaussian statistics in Satellite-based UTH climatologies

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This letter presents a cautionary note on the assumption of Gaussian behavior for upper tropospheric humidity (UTH) derived from satellite data in climatological studies, which can introduce a wet bias in the climatology. An example study using European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts reanalysis data shows that this wet bias can reach up to 6 %RH… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2005.859350

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@article{John2006ACN, title={A cautionary note on the use of Gaussian statistics in Satellite-based UTH climatologies}, author={Viju O. John and Stefan A. Buehler and N. Courcoux}, journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters}, year={2006}, volume={3}, pages={130-134} }