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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

2015 year, number 6

Ground-based microwave temperature profilers: potential and experimental data

E.N. Kadygrov, E.V. Ganshin, E.A. Miller, T.A. Tochilkina
Central Aerological Observatory, ul. Pervomayskaya, 3, Dolgoprudnyiy g., Mosk. Obl., 141700, Russia
Keywords: microwave remote sensing, temperature profiles, troposphere, atmospheric boundary layer


Calculated and experimental parameters (accuracy, vertical resolution) of ground-based multi-frequency and scanning microwave temperature profilers were analyzed. At the moment single-channel angular-scanning microwave radiometers (MTP-5) are more widely used for atmospheric boundary layer temperature profile measurements, and multi-frequency microwave radiometers (MP-3000A, RPG-HATPRO, Microradcom) are used for tropospheric temperature profiling. With more details are presented data from the Microradcom profiler, which was in operation from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015 in Dolgoprudny, Moscow region.