A passive microwave technique for profiling of atmospheric water vapor

Authors

  • G. Schaerer,

  • T. T. Wilheit


Abstract

A technique is developed for retrieval of water vapor profiles from microwave radiometric measurements near the 183-GHz water vapor line. Weighting functions are developed which are useful in the retrievals and which permit insight as to the information content in a given measurement. Retrievals are performed using synthetic data.

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