Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 449–468, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-449-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 449–468, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-449-2018

Review article 12 Mar 2018

Review article | 12 Mar 2018

The ESA GOME-Evolution “Climate” water vapor product: a homogenized time series of H2O columns from GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2

Steffen Beirle et al.

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We present time series of the global distribution of water vapor over more than 2 decades based on satellite measurements from different sensors. A particular focus is the consistency amongst the different sensors to avoid jumps from one instrument to another. This is reached by applying robust and simple retrieval settings consistently. The resulting Climate product allows the study of the temporal evolution of water vapor over the last 20 years on a global scale.