The impact of temperature errors on perceived humidity supersaturation
2003 (English)In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 30, no 14, 1759- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A Monte Carlo method is used to study the propagation of temperature uncertainties into relative humidity with respect to ice (RH i ) calculated from specific humidity. For a flat specific humidity distribution and Gaussian temperature uncertainties the resulting RH i distribution drops exponentially at high RH i values—much slower than a Gaussian. This agrees well with the RH i distribution measured by the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS), which means that such remotely measured RH i distributions can be explained, at least partly, by temperature uncertainties.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 30, no 14, 1759- p.
Research subject Space Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5717DOI: 10.1029/2003GL017691Local ID: 3e352180-f8b5-11db-b2dd-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5717DiVA: diva2:978591
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