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Title The COST720 temperature, humidity and cloud profiling campaign: TUC
Abstract The international COST 720 Temperature, hUmidity, and Cloud (TUC) profiling experiment was organized over three months in winter 2003/2004 at Payerne, Switzerland. Various in situ and active/passive ground-based remote sensing systems, including three microwave radiometers, a cloud radar and a wind profiler, were operated at the same location. The experiment has delivered a unique dataset for ground-based remote sensing measurements of winter conditions in the lower troposphere, including fog formation, development and erosion in the boundary layer. The data are being used to test atmospsheric profiling products derived from integration of the various measurements. One example is fog/low cloud top and base derived from 78 GHz FMCW cloud radar and laser ceilometer measurements. This information will then be used to improve temperature and relative humidity profiles derived from microwave radiometer and wind profiler signal to noise. The paper first describes the TUC experiment and the systems involved, including a brief analysis of the radiosoundings quality. A case study is then used to show the ability of ground-based remote sensing systems to automatically determine the stratus base and top. Finally an overview of the publications related to the experiment is presented.
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Journal Article Meteorologische Zeitschrift 51, no. 1 (2006): 5-10. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0095 2006