Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2827–2840, 2021

Special issue: Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2827–2840, 2021

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 et al.


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AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (15 Jan 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2021) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Feb 2021)
RR by David Adams (07 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Feb 2021) by Martina Krämer
AR by David R. Thompson on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.