International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Testing of Algorithms with TIL.

Local inc. angle (degree)MHS AlgorithmRetrieval errors of layer-average RH (RH in %)Profile RMSS
(simulated data = 12296) (isolated layers)
1000–850 hPa850–700 hPa700–550 hPa550–400 hPa400–250 hPa250–100 hPa

0NORM14.9416.7112.256.066.1912.8312.19
WVD12.3512.3510.405.595.3312.1210.16

25NORM14.7816.5212.505.946.2612.6812.13
WVD12.3812.4010.565.495.3212.0110.18

50NORM14.9316.1112.305.816.4412.3511.98
WVD12.5112.7010.815.325.3111.6510.22

Swath performanceNORM12.10
WVD10.19
Imp. (%)15.83