Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Research article
21 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2023

Characterisations of Europe's integrated water vapour and assessments of atmospheric reanalyses using more than 2 decades of ground-based GPS

Peng Yuan, Roeland Van Malderen, Xungang Yin, Hannes Vogelmann, Weiping Jiang, Joseph Awange, Bernhard Heck, and Hansjörg Kutterer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-797', Olivier Bock, 03 Dec 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-797', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-797', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Peng Yuan on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jan 2023) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Mar 2023) by Rolf Müller
AR by Peng Yuan on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Water vapour plays an important role in various weather and climate processes. However, due to its large spatiotemporal variability, its high-accuracy quantification remains a challenge. In this study, 20+ years of GPS-derived integrated water vapour (IWV) retrievals in Europe were obtained. They were then used to characterise the temporal features of Europe's IWV and assess six atmospheric reanalyses. Results show that ERA5 outperforms the other reanalyses at most temporal scales.
Final-revised paper