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08 Sep 2015
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The feasibility of water vapor sounding of the cloudy boundary layer using a differential absorption radar technique

M. D. Lebsock, K. Suzuki, L. F. Millán, and P. M. Kalmus

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This paper describes the feasibility of using a differential absorption radar technique for the remote sensing of water vapor within clouds near the Earth surface from a spaceborne platform. The proposed methodology is shown to be theoretically achievable and complimentary to existing water vapor remote sensing methods.