International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Retrieval of Layer Averaged Relative Humidity Profiles from MHS Observations over Tropical Region

Table 3

Testing of algorithms with overlapping layers.

Local inc. angle (degree)AlgorithmWV range (g/cm2)Retrieval errors of layer-average RH (RH in %) (simulated data = 12296) (overlapping layers)Profile RMSS (%)Aggr error (%)
1000–550 hPa1000–400 hPa 850–400 hPa850–250 hPa700–250 hPa700–100 hPa550–100 hPa

0NORM0.0–10.011.828.008.304.504.006.236.767.507.50
WVD0.0–3.08.875.645.343.243.145.566.155.715.19
2.0–5.07.474.925.723.083.605.936.615.53
4.0–7.06.304.705.213.323.555.686.465.16
6.0–10.04.933.693.892.823.784.685.404.25

25NORM0.0–10.011.577.798.064.393.976.186.707.347.34
WVD0.0–3.08.755.575.353.233.145.536.095.665.20
2.0–5.07.645.035.723.103.595.896.555.56
4.0–7.06.414.805.313.393.565.636.405.20
6.0–10.05.123.763.852.793.694.665.384.26

50NORM0.0–10.011.257.547.614.213.885.976.487.097.09
WVD0.0–3.08.305.295.193.133.135.385.885.445.23
2.0–5.08.325.525.883.243.565.736.345.74
4.0–7.06.785.215.773.653.775.446.155.36
6.0–10.05.544.023.982.613.344.535.214.28

Swath performanceNORM7.31
WVD5.60
Imp. (%)23.38