Improvements and complications involved with adding an 85-GHz channel to cloud liquid water radiometers

@article{Bobak2000ImprovementsAC,
  title={Improvements and complications involved with adding an 85-GHz channel to cloud liquid water radiometers},
  author={Justin P. Bobak and Christopher S Ruf},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={214-225}
}
The improvement in cloud-liquid estimates by a microwave radiometer with the addition of measurements at 85 GHz is quantified. Atmospheric emission is simulated from radiosonde data at frequencies commonly used by ground-based water-vapor radiometers (22.235 and 31.65 GHz) and also at 85.5 GHz. Retrieval algorithms are developed from opacities based on full Mie extinction by cloud droplets and under an assumption that ice effects are not significant for downwelling emission. The algorithms use… CONTINUE READING