Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Microwave Radiometer

PI: Holger Baars Parametres: Vertical Profiles of Temperature, Vertical Profiles of Relative Humidity

The microwave profiler, designed by Radiometrics Corporation, is used to derive vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature, humidity and cloud liquid water up to 10 km above the ground. Additionally, the inversion algorithm provides an estimation of total amounts of atmospheric water vapor and cloud liquid water. The radiometer is equipped with an infrared thermometer, installed on the top of radiometer cabinet and with surface meteorological sensors, used as constraints in the retrieval algorithm.