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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1979-1997, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1979-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1979-1997, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1979-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

Assessment of the total precipitable water from a sun photometer, microwave radiometer and radiosondes at a continental site in southeastern Europe

Konstantinos Fragkos et al.
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In this study the quality of the total precipitable water (TPW) retrieved from the newly released AERONET version 3 algorithm is assessed, through comparison with independent measurements of the TPW from a microwave radiometer and radiosondes at a station in southeastern Europe. The findings show that there are improvements in the estimation of TPW in version 3 compared to version 2 of the algorithm.
In this study the quality of the total precipitable water (TPW) retrieved from the newly...
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