Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
23 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2022

Intercomparison of upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric water vapor measurements over the Asian Summer Monsoon during the StratoClim campaign

Clare E. Singer, Benjamin W. Clouser, Sergey M. Khaykin, Martina Krämer, Francesco Cairo, Thomas Peter, Alexey Lykov, Christian Rolf, Nicole Spelten, Armin Afchine, Simone Brunamonti, and Elisabeth J. Moyer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Apr 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #3, 08 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Clare Singer on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jun 2022) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
In situ measurements of water vapor in the upper troposphere are necessary to study cloud formation and hydration of the stratosphere but challenging due to cold–dry conditions. We compare measurements from three water vapor instruments from the StratoClim campaign in 2017. In clear sky (clouds), point-by-point differences were <1.5±8 % (<1±8 %). This excellent agreement allows detection of fine-scale structures required to understand the impact of convection on stratospheric water vapor.