Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7753–7763, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7753-2015

Special issue: HD(CP)2 Observational Prototype Experiment (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7753–7763, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7753-2015

Research article 16 Jul 2015

Research article | 16 Jul 2015

Water vapour profiles from Raman lidar automatically calibrated by microwave radiometer data during HOPE

A. Foth et al.

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We present a method to derive water vapour profiles from Raman lidar measurements calibrated by the integrated water vapour from a collocated microwave radiometer. These simultaneous observations provide an operational and continuous measurement of water vapour profiles. The stability of the calibration factor allows for the calibration of the lidar even in the presence of clouds. Based on this approach, water vapour profiles can be retrieved during all non-precipitating conditions.
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