Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12613–12629, 2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12613–12629, 2014
Research article
01 Dec 2014
Research article | 01 Dec 2014

Overview and sample applications of SMILES and Odin-SMR retrievals of upper tropospheric humidity and cloud ice mass

P. Eriksson et al.

Related authors

Ice water path retrievals from Meteosat-9 using quantile regression neural networks
Adrià Amell, Patrick Eriksson, and Simon Pfreundschuh
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5701–5717,,, 2022
Short summary
GPROF-NN: a neural-network-based implementation of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm
Simon Pfreundschuh, Paula J. Brown, Christian D. Kummerow, Patrick Eriksson, and Teodor Norrestad​​​​​​​
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5033–5060,,, 2022
Short summary
The SPARC Water Vapor Assessment II: assessment of satellite measurements of upper tropospheric humidity
William G. Read, Gabriele Stiller, Stefan Lossow, Michael Kiefer, Farahnaz Khosrawi, Dale Hurst, Holger Vömel, Karen Rosenlof, Bianca M. Dinelli, Piera Raspollini, Gerald E. Nedoluha, John C. Gille, Yasuko Kasai, Patrick Eriksson, Christopher E. Sioris, Kaley A. Walker, Katja Weigel, John P. Burrows, and Alexei Rozanov
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3377–3400,,, 2022
Short summary
An improved near real-time precipitation retrieval for Brazil
Simon Pfreundschuh, Ingrid Ingemarsson, Patrick Eriksson, Daniel Alejandro Vila, and Alan James P. Calheiros
EGUsphere,,, 2022
Short summary
Synergistic radar and sub-millimeter radiometer retrievals of ice hydrometeors in mid-latitude frontal cloud systems
Simon Pfreundschuh, Stuart Fox, Patrick Eriksson, David Duncan, Stefan A. Buehler, Manfred Brath, Richard Cotton, and Florian Ewald
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 677–699,,, 2022
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Clouds and Precipitation | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Technical note: Identification of two ice-nucleating regimes for dust-related cirrus clouds based on the relationship between number concentrations of ice-nucleating particles and ice crystals
Yun He, Zhenping Yin, Fuchao Liu, and Fan Yi
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 13067–13085,,, 2022
Short summary
Highly supercooled riming and unusual triple-frequency radar signatures over McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Frederic Tridon, Israel Silber, Alessandro Battaglia, Stefan Kneifel, Ann Fridlind, Petros Kalogeras, and Ranvir Dhillon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12467–12491,,, 2022
Short summary
Ice microphysical processes in the dendritic growth layer: a statistical analysis combining multi-frequency and polarimetric Doppler cloud radar observations
Leonie von Terzi, José Dias Neto, Davide Ori, Alexander Myagkov, and Stefan Kneifel
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11795–11821,,, 2022
Short summary
Observing short-timescale cloud development to constrain aerosol–cloud interactions
Edward Gryspeerdt, Franziska Glassmeier, Graham Feingold, Fabian Hoffmann, and Rebecca J. Murray-Watson
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11727–11738,,, 2022
Short summary
Exploring relations between cloud morphology, cloud phase, and cloud radiative properties in Southern Ocean's stratocumulus clouds
Jessica Danker, Odran Sourdeval, Isabel L. McCoy, Robert Wood, and Anna Possner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10247–10265,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Austin, R. T., Heymsfield, A. J., and Stephens, G. L.: Retrieval of ice cloud microphysical parameters using the CloudSat millimeter-wave radar and temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00A23,, 2009.
Baron, P., Urban, J., Sagawa, H., Möller, J., Murtagh, D. P., Mendrok, J., Dupuy, E., Sato, T. O., Ochiai, S., Suzuki, K., Manabe, T., Nishibori, T., Kikuchi, K., Sato, R., Takayanagi, M., Murayama, Y., Shiotani, M., and Kasai, Y.: The Level 2 research product algorithms for the Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 2105–2124,, 2011.
Buehler, S. A., Jiménez, C., Evans, K. F., Eriksson, P., Rydberg, B., Heymsfield, A. J., Stubenrauch, C., Lohmann, U., Emde, C., John, V. O., Sreerekha, T. R., and Davis, C. P.: A concept for a satellite mission to measure cloud ice water path and ice particle size, Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 133, 109–128,, 2007.
Buehler, S. A., Eriksson, P., and Lemke, O.: Absorption lookup tables in the radiative transfer model ARTS, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Ra. Transfer, 112, 1559–1567,, 2011.
D'Addio, S., Kangas, V., Klein, U., Loiselet, M., and Mason, G.: The microwave radiometers on-board MetOp second generation satellites, in: Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace), 2014 IEEE, pp. 599–604, Benevento, Italy,, 2014.
Short summary
The sub-millimetre wavelength region has been identified as very useful for measurements of cloud ice mass. The only satellite sensors operating in this wavelength region are so far limb sounders, and results from two such instruments are presented and sample applications are demonstrated. The results have high intrinsic value, but serve also as a practical preparation for planned dedicated sub-millimetre cloud missions.
Final-revised paper