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Volume 11, issue 2 | Copyright

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1143-1157, 2018
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Research article 27 Feb 2018

Research article | 27 Feb 2018

Water vapour retrieval using the Precision Solar Spectroradiometer

Panagiotis-Ioannis Raptis et al.
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The purpose of this work is to retrieve integrated water vapour using spectral measurements from Precision Solar Spectroradiometer (PSR). Two different approaches were developed one using single-channel direct sun irradiance measurements, and the second one integrating at a certain spectral region. The results of the spectral approach are closer to the retrievals of non-photometric techniques (GPS, microwave radiometer and radiosondes), suggesting this method provide more accurate IWV product.
The purpose of this work is to retrieve integrated water vapour using spectral measurements from...