Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8491–8502, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8491-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8491–8502, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8491-2019

Research article 04 Jul 2019

Research article | 04 Jul 2019

Variability of bulk water vapor content in the marine cloudy boundary layers from microwave and near-infrared imagery

Luis F. Millán et al.

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AMSR-MODIS Boundary Layer Water Va- por L3 Daily 1 degree × 1 degree V2 Luis Millán, Matt Lebsock, Evan Fishbein, Peter Kalmus, and Joao Teixeria https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/AMDBLWV2

AMSR-MODIS Boundary Layer Water Vapor L3 Monthly 1 degree × 1 degree V2 Luis Millán, Matt Lebsock, Evan Fishbein, Peter Kalmus, and Joao Teixeria https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/AMMBLWV2

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The synergy of the collocated Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides daily global estimates of marine boundary layer water vapor. AMSR provides the total column water vapor, while MODIS provides the water vapor above the cloud layers. The difference between the two gives the vapor between the surface and the cloud top, which may be interpreted as the boundary layer water vapor.
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