Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Development and technical paper
19 Aug 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 19 Aug 2016

RTTOV-gb – adapting the fast radiative transfer model RTTOV for the assimilation of ground-based microwave radiometer observations

Francesco De Angelis, Domenico Cimini, James Hocking, Pauline Martinet, and Stefan Kneifel


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Short summary
Ground-based microwave radiometers (MWRs) offer to bridge the observational gap in the atmospheric boundary layer. Currently MWRs are operational at many sites worldwide. However, their potential is largely under-exploited, partly due to the lack of a fast radiative transfer model (RTM) suited for data assimilation into numerical weather prediction models. Here we propose and test an RTM, building on satellite heritage and adapting for ground-based MWRs, which addresses this shortage.