Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16729–16745, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16729-2018

Special issue: ML-CIRRUS – the airborne experiment on natural cirrus...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16729–16745, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16729-2018

Research article 27 Nov 2018

Research article | 27 Nov 2018

Intercomparison of midlatitude tropospheric and lower-stratospheric water vapor measurements and comparison to ECMWF humidity data

Stefan Kaufmann et al.

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We present an intercomparison of the airborne water vapor measurements during the ML-CIRRUS mission. Although the agreement of the hygrometers significantly improved compared to studies from recent decades, systematic differences remain under specific meteorological conditions. We compare the measurements to model data, where we observe a model wet bias in the lower stratosphere close to the tropopause, likely caused by a blurred humidity gradient in the model tropopause.
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