Vertical distribution of water vapor using satellite sounding methods with new aircraft data validation
The importance of water vapor in Earth's climate system is undisputedly immense. Its meteorological impacts range from radiative transfer to the hydrologic cycle, on scales ranging from local to planetary. It affects military operations, commercial flights, and private industry. However, global measurements of water vapor can currently only be obtained from satellites, since ground stations are sparse and ocean stations are nearly non-existent. Unfortunately, the satellites cannot directly measure water vapor; instead, they detect radiation at discrete frequencies. The signals originate from ...
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