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Volume 17, issue 23 | Copyright

Special issue: Water vapour in the upper troposphere and middle atmosphere:...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14543-14558, 2017
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Research article 06 Dec 2017

Research article | 06 Dec 2017

The SPARC water vapor assessment II: intercomparison of satellite and ground-based microwave measurements

Gerald E. Nedoluha et al.
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As part of the second SPARC (Stratosphere–troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) water vapor assessment (WAVAS-II), we present measurements taken from or coincident with seven sites from which ground-based microwave instruments measure water vapor in the middle atmosphere. In the lower mesosphere, we quantify instrumental differences in the observed trends and annual variations at six sites. We then present a range of observed trends in water vapor over the past 20 years.
As part of the second SPARC (Stratosphere–troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) water...