Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
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04 Apr 2017
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Characterization of the long-term radiosonde temperature biases in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using COSMIC and Metop-A/GRAS data from 2006 to 2014

Shu-peng Ho, Liang Peng, and Holger Vömel


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AR by Shu-Peng Ho on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Feb 2017) by Rolf Müller
RR by Richard Anthes (16 Feb 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Feb 2017) by Rolf Müller
AR by Shu-Peng Ho on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Radiosonde observations (RAOBs) have provided the only long-term global in situ temperature measurements since 1958. In this study, we use Global Positioning System (GPS) radio occultation (RO) temperature data from 2006 to 2014 to characterize the inter-seasonal and interannual variability of temperature biases in the lower stratosphere. Results from this study also demonstrate the feasibility to use RO data to correct RAOB temperature biases for different sensor types.
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