Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11379–11393, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11379-2016

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11379–11393, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11379-2016

Research article 14 Sep 2016

Research article | 14 Sep 2016

Validation and update of OMI Total Column Water Vapor product

Huiqun Wang et al.

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AR by Huiqun Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2016) by Viktoria Sofieva
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Aug 2016) by Viktoria Sofieva
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Water vapor is highly important. The OMI total column water vapor product retrieved using SAO's version 1.0 algorithm agrees well with other reference products over the land but has a low bias over the ocean. The updated OMI water vapor product retrieved using SAO's version 2.1 algorithm largely eliminates the low bias over the ocean, improving the land/ocean consistency and the overall data quality. This dataset can benefit a variety of scientific studies and practical applications.
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