Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Research article
13 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 13 Aug 2021

Boundary layer water vapour statistics from high-spatial-resolution spaceborne imaging spectroscopy

Mark T. Richardson, David R. Thompson, Marcin J. Kurowski, and Matthew D. Lebsock

Data sets

Isofit 2.8.0 P. Brodrick, A. Erickson, J. Fahlen, W. Olson, D. R. Thompson, A. Shiklomanov, S. P. Serbin, N. Carmon, and Lewis J. McGibbney

Model code and software

MODTRAN6: a major upgrade of the MODTRAN radiative transfer code ( A. Berk, P. Conforti, R. Kennett, T. Perkins, F. Hawes, and J. van den Bosch

An accelerated line- by-line option for MODTRAN combining on-the-fly genera- tion of line center absorption within 0.1 cm−1 bins and pre- computed line tails ( A. Berk, P. Conforti, and F. Hawes

Short summary
Modern and upcoming hyperspectral imagers will take images with spatial resolutions as fine as 20 m. They can retrieve column water vapour, and we show evidence that from these column measurements you can get statistics of planetary boundary layer (PBL) water vapour. This is important information for climate models that need to account for sub-grid mixing of water vapour near the surface in their PBL schemes.