Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4435–4463, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4435-2018

Special issue: Water vapour in the upper troposphere and middle atmosphere:...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4435–4463, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4435-2018

Research article 25 Jul 2018

Research article | 25 Jul 2018

The SPARC water vapour assessment II: comparison of stratospheric and lower mesospheric water vapour time series observed from satellites

Farahnaz Khosrawi et al.

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Time series of stratospheric and lower mesospheric water vapour using 33 data sets from 15 satellite instruments were compared in the framework of the second SPARC water vapour assessment. We find that most data sets can be considered in observational and modelling studies addressing, e.g. stratospheric and lower mesospheric water vapour variability and trends if data-set-specific characteristics (e.g. a drift) and restrictions (e.g. temporal and spatial coverage) are taken into account.