Technical Note: 30 years of HIRS data of upper tropospheric humidity

@inproceedings{Gierens2014TechnicalN3,
  title={Technical Note: 30 years of HIRS data of upper tropospheric humidity},
  author={Klaus Martin Gierens and Kostas Eleftheratos and Liqin Shi},
  year={2014}
}
We use 30 years of intercalibrated HIRS (HighResolution Infrared Radiation Sounder) data to produce a 30year data set of upper tropospheric humidity with respect to ice (UTHi). Since the required brightness temperatures (channels 12 and 6, T12 and T6) are intercalibrated to different versions of the HIRS sensors (HIRS/2 and HIRS/4) it is necessary to convert the channel 6 brightness temperatures which are intercalibrated to HIRS/4 into equivalent brightness temperatures intercalibrated to HIRS… CONTINUE READING

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