Extraction of Atmospheric Signals from Radiance Measurements: Some Limitations

  • M. J. Uddstrom
  • L. M. McMillin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)


The ability to extract useful information from measured radiances, whether for meteorological or climate purposes, is reliant upon a proper understanding of the error characteristics of the measurements and resulting products. Data error characteristics of the current generation of infrared and microwave sounders are discussed, and the resulting consequences for a physical retrieval algorithm demonstrated.


Radiance Temperature Model Equivalent Retrieval Operator Satellite Measurement Retrieval Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Uddstrom
    • 1
  • L. M. McMillin
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Satellite Experiment Laboratory NOAA/NESDIS/ORAUSA

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