Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 33–42, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-33-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 33–42, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-33-2015

Research article 06 Jan 2015

Research article | 06 Jan 2015

Dual-channel photoacoustic hygrometer for airborne measurements: background, calibration, laboratory and in-flight intercomparison tests

D. Tátrai et al.

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Airborne hygrometry is very important in climate research, and the interest in knowing not only water vapor concentration but (cirrus) cloud content as well is increasing. The authors provide a photoacoustic spectroscopy-based dual-channel hygrometer system that can be a good solution for such measurements. The instrument was proven to operate properly from ground level up to the lower stratosphere, giving the possibility even for cirrus cloud studies.