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Volume 11, issue 2 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 939-948, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-939-2018
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Research article 16 Feb 2018

Research article | 16 Feb 2018

Intercalibration between HIRS/2 and HIRS/3 channel 12 based on physical considerations

Klaus Gierens et al.
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AR by Klaus Gierens on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Oct 2017) by Isaac Moradi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Nov 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Nov 2017) by Isaac Moradi
AR by Klaus Gierens on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Dec 2017) by Isaac Moradi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2018) by Isaac Moradi
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HIRS channel 12 on the series of NOAA weathersatellites is sensitive to humidity in the upper troposphere. A change in its central wavelength between NOAA 14 and 15 made it necessary to perform an intercalibration to retain a homogeneous time series. Here we show that the intercalibration of Shi and Bates (2011), which is based on statistical methods, can be underpinned by physical arguments using results of radiative transfer calculations.
HIRS channel 12 on the series of NOAA weathersatellites is sensitive to humidity in the upper...
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