Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1135–1145, 2015

Special issue: GOME-2: calibration, algorithms, data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1135–1145, 2015
Research article
06 Mar 2015
Research article | 06 Mar 2015

Validation of GOME-2/MetOp-A total water vapour column using reference radiosonde data from the GRUAN network

M. Antón et al.

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Short summary
The main goal of this article was to validate the total water vapour column (TWVC) measured by the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) satellite sensor highly accurate sounding measurements. The smallest relative differences found in this satellite-sounding comparison (below 10%) were achieved for those cloud-free cases with satellite SZA below 50º which can be considered as a good result for satellite retrievals.