Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
11 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 11 Apr 2018

Retrieval of total water vapour in the Arctic using microwave humidity sounders

Raul Cristian Scarlat, Christian Melsheimer, and Georg Heygster


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AR by Raul Scarlat on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Mar 2018) by Murray Hamilton
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish as is (08 Mar 2018) by Murray Hamilton
Short summary
An obstacle in achieving reliable satellite measurements of atmospheric water vapour in the Arctic is the presence of sea ice. Here we have built on a previous method that achieves consistent atmospheric measurements over sea-ice-covered regions. The main focus was to adapt the method for better coverage in shallow-ice-covered and ice-free areas by accounting for the signal from the open-ocean surface. This approach extends the coverage from the central Arctic to the entire Arctic region.