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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 841–857, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-841-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 841–857, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-841-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Mar 2016

Research article | 03 Mar 2016

Modeling the Zeeman effect in high-altitude SSMIS channels for numerical weather prediction profiles: comparing a fast model and a line-by-line model

Richard Larsson et al.

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By modeling the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder's mesospheric measurements, inversions methods can be applied to retreive mesospheric temperatures. We compare the fast forward model used by Met Office with reference simulations and find that there is a reasonable agreement between both models and measurements. Thus we recommend that the fast model is used in data assimilation to improve mesospheric temperature retrievals.
By modeling the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder's mesospheric measurements, inversions...
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