Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 819–832, 2022

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 819–832, 2022

Research article 16 Feb 2022

Research article | 16 Feb 2022

Silicone tube humidity generator

Robert F. Berg et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Referee comment on amt-2021-217', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Robert Berg, 09 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-217', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Robert Berg, 09 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Robert Berg on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Dec 2021) by Fred Stroh
Short summary
We made a humidity generator that adds water vapor to a flowing gas. Its range of humidity is useful for calibrating balloon-borne probes to the Earth's stratosphere. The generator’s novel feature is a saturator that comprises 5 m of silicone tubing immersed in water. The length was enough to ensure that the saturator’s output was independent of the dimensions and permeability of the tube. This simple, low-cost design provides an accuracy that is acceptable for many applications.