Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
19 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 19 Mar 2015

Spatiotemporal variability of water vapor investigated using lidar and FTIR vertical soundings above the Zugspitze

H. Vogelmann, R. Sussmann, T. Trickl, and A. Reichert


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Short summary
We quantitatively analyzed the spatiotemporal variability (minutes to hours, 500m to 10km) of water vapor (IWV and profiles) in the free troposphere recorded at the Zugspitze (Germany) with lidar and solar FTIR. We found that long-range transport of heterogeneous air masses may cause relative short-term variations of the water-vapor density which exceed the impact of local convection by 1 order of magnitude. Our results could be useful for issues of model parametrization and co-location.
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