Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Review article
08 Dec 2015
Review article |  | 08 Dec 2015

The CM SAF ATOVS data record: overview of methodology and evaluation of total column water and profiles of tropospheric humidity

N. Courcoux and M. Schröder


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Short summary
Despite its great importance for the climate, the behaviour and content of water vapour in the troposphere is insufficiently known. The ATOVS instruments onboard polar-orbiting satellites allow the retrieval of water vapour at different altitudes and on global scale. Here a consistent reprocessing of water vapour products derived from the ATOVS instrument from 1999 to 2011 is presented and compared to time series derived from other instruments. The data are freely available at