A comparison of columnar water vapor retrievals obtained with a near-IR solar radiometer and microwave radiometer

J. Reagan, K. Thome, B. Herman, R. Stone, J. DeLuisi, J. Snider

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Abstract

A simple two-channel solar radiometer and analysis technique have been developed for sensing atmospheric water vapor via differential solar transmission measurements in and adjacent to the 940 nm water vapor absorption band. A prototype solar radiometer developed for NOAA/ERL underwent trial measurements in Boulder, CO and during the FIRE Phase II CIFO program (Coffeyville, KA). These measurements provided the unique opportunity to compare solar radiometer water vapor retrievals with those obtained using NOAA microwave radiometers. The solar radiometer and microwave radiometer retrievals generally agreed within ∼7%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780309693, 9780780309692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event1993 IEEE Topical Symposium on Combined Optical, Microwave, Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1993Mar 25 1993

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993

Conference

Conference1993 IEEE Topical Symposium on Combined Optical, Microwave, Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period3/22/933/25/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Oceanography
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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