Retrieval algorithms for atmospheric attenuation in the frequency band 15–52 GHz from two-channel microwave radiometer observations
Conference contribution, 2019

Retrieval algorithms for atmospheric transmission, signal propagation path delay, atmospheric water
vapour and liquid water contents have been produced within the context of a prototype development of
a dual-channel microwave radiometer. The errors found match what is achieved by existing radiometers.
The requirement formulated by ESA for the transmission retrieval is met. In fact, this requirement is met
with some margin allowing for additional offset errors in the atmospheric attenuation coefficients and in the
two radiometer channels which have not been included in the simulations.

water vapour

atmospheric transmission

signal delay

liquid water.

microwave radiometry

Author

Peter Forkman

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory, Space Geodesy and Geodynamics

Patrick Eriksson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Gunnar Elgered

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory, Space Geodesy and Geodynamics

8th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems (TTC2019)
Darmstadt, ,

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Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Communication Systems

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10/11/2019