Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1271–1295, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1271-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1271–1295, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1271-2017

Research article 27 Jan 2017

Research article | 27 Jan 2017

Detection of water vapour absorption around 363 nm in measured atmospheric absorption spectra and its effect on DOAS evaluations

Johannes Lampel et al.

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AR by Johannes Lampel on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Dec 2016) by Michel Van Roozendael
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Dec 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Dec 2016) by Michel Van Roozendael
AR by Johannes Lampel on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jan 2017) by Michel Van Roozendael
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Water vapour is known to absorb radiation from the microwave region to the blue part of the visible spectrum. Ab initio approaches to model individual absorption lines of the gaseous water molecule predict absorption lines until its dissociation limit at 243 nm. We present first evidence of water vapour absorption near 363 nm from field measurements using data from multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) and long-path (LP)-DOAS measurements.
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