Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 537–548, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-537-2017

Special issue: Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 537–548, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-537-2017

Research article 14 Feb 2017

Research article | 14 Feb 2017

Combining Meteosat-10 satellite image data with GPS tropospheric path delays to estimate regional integrated water vapor (IWV) distribution

Anton Leontiev and Yuval Reuveni

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Here we present the use of GPS tropospheric zenith path delays combined with METEOSAT-10 water vapor (WV) and surface temperature pixel intensity values in order to obtain absolute integrated water vapor map distribution. The results show good agreement between the suggested strategies compared with available radiosonde precipitable water vapor absolute values. This can provide unprecedented WV temporal and special distribution, which can be used as accurate initial conditions in weather models.