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Validation of remotely sensed profiles of atmospheric state variables: strategies and terminology

Clarmann, T. von

This paper summarizes and classifies the various approaches to validation of remote measurements of atmospheric state variables, and tries to recommend a clear and unambiguous terminology. The following approaches have been identified: Intercomparison of individual profiles for accuracy validation; statistical comparison of matched pairs of measurements with respect to bias determination and precision validation; statistical intercomparison of randomly sampled measurements by two instruments, and comparison of a single measurement to an ensemble of measurements. Applicable statistics are shortly reviewed, and recipes for evaluation of the co-incidence error due to less than perfect coincidences are presented. An approach is suggested to quantitatively validate profile measurements when full covariance matrices are unavailable.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000072886
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2018
DOI: 10.5194/acp-6-4311-2006
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2006
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7324, 1680-7316
KITopen-ID: 1000072886
HGF-Programm 12.04.02 (POF I, LK 01)
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 6
Heft 12
Seiten 4311–4320
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