Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1669–1688, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1669-2018

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1669–1688, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1669-2018

Research article 26 Mar 2018

Research article | 26 Mar 2018

High-resolution humidity profiles retrieved from wind profiler radar measurements

Frédérique Saïd et al.

Data sets

UHF wind profiler at Lannemezan during BLLAST (Boundary Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence) experiment F. Saïd and Y. Bezombes https://doi.org/10.6096/BLLAST.UHF.SITE1

Radiosounding Station, Candillargues (34), SEDOO OMP D. Legain and D. Tzanos https://doi.org/10.6096/mistrals-hymex.389

UHF wind profiler radar, Candillargues, France J.-M. Donier and F. Saïd https://doi.org/10.6096/MISTRALS-HyMeX.568

MODEM standard radiosoundings during BLLAST (Boundary Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence) experiment S. Derrien and M. Lothon https://doi.org/10.6096/BLLAST.MODEM

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Short summary
Vertical profiles of the atmospheric water vapor mixing ratio are retrieved with an algorithm based on the combination of measurements from a wind profiler radar and radiosoundings at a coarser time resolution. The major advance with respect to previous works is the use of the radar capacity to detect transition levels, such as the top level of the boundary layer, marked by a maximum in the radar reflectivity.