Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Research article
23 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 23 Oct 2018

Uncertainty of atmospheric microwave absorption model: impact on ground-based radiometer simulations and retrievals

Domenico Cimini, Philip W. Rosenkranz, Mikhail Y. Tretyakov, Maksim A. Koshelev, and Filomena Romano

Model code and software

Line-by-line microwave radiative transfer (non-scattering) P. W. Rosenkranz

Short summary
The paper presents a general approach to quantify the uncertainty related to atmospheric absorption models. These models describe how the atmosphere interacts with radiation, and they have general implications for atmospheric sciences. The presented approach contributes to a better understanding of the total uncertainty affecting atmospheric radiative properties, thus reducing the chances of systematic errors when observations are exploited for weather forecast or climate trend derivations.
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