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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1955-1977, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1955-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1955-1977, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1955-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Mar 2019

Research article | 27 Mar 2019

Retrieval of water vapor using ground-based observations from a prototype ATOMMS active centimeter- and millimeter-wavelength occultation instrument

Dale M. Ward et al.
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Satellite-to-satellite occultations near 22 and 183 GHz water absorption lines promise to profile the atmosphere with unprecedented performance needed for forecasting weather and climate. We describe measurements made with a prototype instrument between mountaintops during a thunderstorm that determined water vapor to better than 1 %, even when cloud and rain attenuated the signals. The precision and dynamic range far exceeded present instruments and are similar to theoretical expectations.
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