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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000072886
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2018
DOI: 10.5194/acp-6-4311-2006

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.

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
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-728867
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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