Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Research article
15 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2021

Improvement in tropospheric moisture retrievals from VIIRS through the use of infrared absorption bands constructed from VIIRS and CrIS data fusion

E. Eva Borbas, Elisabeth Weisz, Chris Moeller, W. Paul Menzel, and Bryan A. Baum


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AR by Eva Borbas on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2020) by Domenico Cimini
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (07 Dec 2020) by Domenico Cimini
Short summary
As the VIIRS satellite sensor has no infrared (IR) H2O absorption bands, we construct the missing bands through the fusion of imager (VIIRS) and sounder (CrIS) data in an attempt to improve derivation of moisture products. This study clearly demonstrates the positive impact by adding fusion IR absorption spectral bands and the potential for continuing the moisture record from MODIS and the previous generations of polar-orbiting satellite sensors.