Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1207–1219, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1207–1219, 2016

Research article 21 Mar 2016

Research article | 21 Mar 2016

Intercomparison of in situ water vapor balloon-borne measurements from Pico-SDLA H2O and FLASH-B in the tropical UTLS

Mélanie Ghysels et al.

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Water vapor in the Earth stratosphere has a significant impact on the climate and the radiative balance. Achieving high-accuracy measurements of humidity in the stratosphere is still far from routine. In this paper, we demonstrate one of the best in situ balloon-borne measurement comparisons from two highly compact spectrometers: Pico-SDLA H2O and FLASH-B.