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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1825–1834, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1825-2020

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1825–1834, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1825-2020

Research article 08 Apr 2020

Research article | 08 Apr 2020

Comparison of optimal estimation HDO∕H2O retrievals from AIRS with ORACLES measurements

Robert L. Herman et al.

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This study is the first assessment and validation of AIRS HDO / H2O retrieved by optimal estimation. Initial comparisons with in situ measurements from NASA ORACLES are promising: the small bias and consistent rms of AIRS suggest that AIRS has well-characterized HDO / H2O. This analysis opens the possibility of a new 17-year long-term data record of global tropospheric HDO / H2O measured from space.