Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-873-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-873-2019
Research article
 | 
08 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2019

Tropospheric water vapor profiles obtained with FTIR: comparison with balloon-borne frost point hygrometers and influence on trace gas retrievals

Ivan Ortega, Rebecca R. Buchholz, Emrys G. Hall, Dale F. Hurst, Allen F. Jordan, and James W. Hannigan

Viewed

Total article views: 2,141 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,391 692 58 2,141 287 67 68
  • HTML: 1,391
  • PDF: 692
  • XML: 58
  • Total: 2,141
  • Supplement: 287
  • BibTeX: 67
  • EndNote: 68
Views and downloads (calculated since 17 Oct 2018)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 17 Oct 2018)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,141 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,920 with geography defined and 221 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 18 Apr 2024
Download
Short summary
In this work we evaluate the accuracy of water vapor ground-based FTIR retrievals in the lower and upper troposphere using coincident high-quality vertically resolved balloon-borne NOAA FPH measurements. Our results suggest that highly structured water vapor vertical gradients are captured with the FTIR and found a negligible bias in the immediate layer above the instrument altitude accounting for a water vapor time variability of less than 2 %.