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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9711-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9711-2015
Research article
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31 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 31 Aug 2015

Trajectory mapping of middle atmospheric water vapor by a mini network of NDACC instruments

M. Lainer, N. Kämpfer, B. Tschanz, G. E. Nedoluha, S. Ka, and J. J. Oh

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We use water vapor profiles from ground-based microwave radiometers at five locations distributed over the Northern Hemisphere and operated in the frame of NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change) to generate hemispheric water vapor maps based on the so-called trajectory mapping technique. The novelty is to show that a mini network of instruments is capable of providing information about the hemispheric distribution of water vapor under most conditions.
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