Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1563–1576, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1563-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1563–1576, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1563-2022

Research article 18 Mar 2022

Research article | 18 Mar 2022

Atmospheric precipitable water vapor and its correlation with clear-sky infrared temperature observations

Vicki Kelsey et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-130', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reviewer #1 responses', Vicki Kelsey, 18 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reviewer #2 responses', Vicki Kelsey, 18 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-130', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reviewer #2 responses', Vicki Kelsey, 18 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reviewer #1 responses', Vicki Kelsey, 18 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Vicki Kelsey on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Sep 2021) by Domenico Cimini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Sep 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Oct 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Oct 2021) by Domenico Cimini
AR by Vicki Kelsey on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Dec 2021) by Domenico Cimini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2022) by Domenico Cimini
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Short summary
In the interior western USA there are distances of hundreds of kilometers between weather balloon launch sites for weather forecasting. Satellite coverage can also be sparse or with poor resolution. Using infrared thermometers, clear-sky temperatures were collected and compared with data from weather balloons. A correlation between clear-sky temperatures and precipitable water measurements from weather balloons was found. This means that citizen scientists can collect data.