Noise performance of microwave humidity sounders over their lifetime

Imke Hans, Martin Burgdorf, Viju O. John, Jonathan Mittaz, and Stefan A. Buehler
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Journal Paper
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The microwave humidity sounders Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Profiler (SSMT-2), Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-B (AMSU-B) and Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) to date have been providing data records for 25 years. In this study, we assess the quality of the recorded data with respect to the uncertainty caused by noise.