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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2331-2339, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2331-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2331-2339, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2331-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Apr 2019

Research article | 15 Apr 2019

Characterization and evaluation of AIRS-based estimates of the deuterium content of water vapor

John R. Worden et al.
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In this paper we take the first steps towards generating a multi-decadal record of the deuterium content of water vapor, useful for evaluating the moisture sources and processes affecting water vapor, by estimating the deuterium content from thermal IR radiances from the AIRS instrument. We find the AIRS-based measurements are sensitive to the deuterium content of water vapor in the middle and lower troposphere with a single measurement uncertainty of ~ 3 % and an accuracy of ~ 0.7 %.
In this paper we take the first steps towards generating a multi-decadal record of the deuterium...
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