Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2021

Spectroscopic imaging of sub-kilometer spatial structure in lower-tropospheric water vapor

David R. Thompson, Brian H. Kahn, Philip G. Brodrick, Matthew D. Lebsock, Mark Richardson, and Robert O. Green

Data sets

isofit/isofit: 2.8.0 ( P. Brodrick, A. Erickson, J. Fahlen, W. Olson-Duvall, D. R. Thompson, A. Shiklomanov, S. P. Serbin, N. Carmon, and L. J. McGibbney

AERONET-A federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization ( B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. A. Slutsker, D. Tanre, J. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov

Short summary
Concentrations of water vapor in the atmosphere vary dramatically over space and time. Mapping this variability can provide insights into atmospheric processes that help us understand atmospheric processes in the Earth system. Here we use a new measurement strategy based on imaging spectroscopy to map atmospheric water vapor concentrations at very small spatial scales. Experiments demonstrate the accuracy of this technique and some initial results from an airborne remote sensing experiment.