Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1723–1736, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1723–1736, 2020
Research article
12 Feb 2020
Research article | 12 Feb 2020

Detection of land-surface-induced atmospheric water vapor patterns

Tobias Marke et al.

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In this study, land surface and atmosphere interactions are addressed using ground-based remote sensing, satellite products, and high-resolution large-eddy simulations. The focus is on water vapor transport from the surface into the atmosphere. Patterns found in long-term observations can be linked to properties of the surrounding land surface. The simulation results suggest that a different distribution of land use types has implications for boundary layer characteristics and clouds.
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