Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their uncertainties for climate applications (ACP/AMT/ESSD/HESS inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT/ESSD/HESS inter-journal SI)
Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their uncertainties for climate applications (ACP/AMT/ESSD/HESS inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT/ESSD/HESS inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): David Carlson Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Earth System Science Data, and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
The absorption of energy by water vapour keeps the average temperature on Earth at a level that makes life possible. However, the average temperature increased in recent decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. This anthropogenic increase is amplified by the water vapour feedback. Water vapour is further an important component of the water cycle and indirectly of the energy cycle. The role of water vapour in these cycles in a changing climate needs to be fully understood and quantified. Thus, high-quality observations of water vapour and the characterisation and validation of associated uncertainties are of high importance for climate applications. Topics covered around atmospheric water vapour include, among others, retrieval development, data records, uncertainty characterisation and validation, inter-comparisons, climate applications, and model validation.

This special issue originates from the GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment (G-VAP, http://gewex-vap.org) and is open for all submissions within scope, not just from G-VAP.

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29 Nov 2023
Evaluation of Total Column Water Vapour Products from Satellite Observations and Reanalyses within the GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment
Tim Trent, Marc Schroeder, Shu-Peng Ho, Steffen Beirle, Ralf Bennartz, Eva Borbas, Christian Borger, Helene Brogniez, Xavier Calbet, Elisa Castelli, Gilbert P. Compo, Wesley Ebisuzaki, Ulrike Falk, Frank Fell, John Forsythe, Hans Hersbach, Misako Kachi, Shinya Kobayashi, Robert E. Kursinsk, Diego Loyola, Zhengzao Luo, Johannes K. Nielsen, Enzo Papandrea, Laurence Picon, Rene Preusker, Anthony Reale, Lei Shi, Laura Slivinski, Joao Teixeira, Tom Vonder Haar, and Thomas Wagner
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2808,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2808, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for ACP (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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15 Nov 2023
Characterizing the tropospheric water vapor spatial variation and trend using 2007–2018 COSMIC radio occultation and ECMWF reanalysis data
Xi Shao, Shu-Peng Ho, Xin Jing, Xinjia Zhou, Yong Chen, Tung-Chang Liu, Bin Zhang, and Jun Dong
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 14187–14218, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14187-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14187-2023, 2023
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14 Jul 2023
A 16-year global climate data record of total column water vapour generated from OMI observations in the visible blue spectral range
Christian Borger, Steffen Beirle, and Thomas Wagner
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 3023–3049, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-3023-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-3023-2023, 2023
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23 Mar 2023
Evaluation of tropospheric water vapour and temperature profiles retrieved from MetOp-A by the Infrared and Microwave Sounding scheme
Tim Trent, Richard Siddans, Brian Kerridge, Marc Schröder, Noëlle A. Scott, and John Remedios
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 1503–1526, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-1503-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-1503-2023, 2023
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21 Mar 2023
Characterisations of Europe's integrated water vapour and assessments of atmospheric reanalyses using more than 2 decades of ground-based GPS
Peng Yuan, Roeland Van Malderen, Xungang Yin, Hannes Vogelmann, Weiping Jiang, Joseph Awange, Bernhard Heck, and Hansjörg Kutterer
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 3517–3541, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3517-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3517-2023, 2023
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10 Feb 2023
An enhanced integrated water vapour dataset from more than 10 000 global ground-based GPS stations in 2020
Peng Yuan, Geoffrey Blewitt, Corné Kreemer, William C. Hammond, Donald Argus, Xungang Yin, Roeland Van Malderen, Michael Mayer, Weiping Jiang, Joseph Awange, and Hansjörg Kutterer
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 723–743, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-723-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-723-2023, 2023
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17 Jan 2023
How adequately are elevated moist layers represented in reanalysis and satellite observations?
Marc Prange, Stefan A. Buehler, and Manfred Brath
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 725–741, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-725-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-725-2023, 2023
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06 Jan 2023
TROPOMI/S5P Total Column Water Vapor validation against AERONET ground-based measurements
Katerina Garane, Ka Lok Chan, Maria-Elissavet Koukouli, Diego Loyola, and Dimitris Balis
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 57–74, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-57-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-57-2023, 2023
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09 Dec 2022
Horizontal small-scale variability of water vapor in the atmosphere: implications for intercomparison of data from different measuring systems
Xavier Calbet, Cintia Carbajal Henken, Sergio DeSouza-Machado, Bomin Sun, and Tony Reale
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 7105–7118, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-7105-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-7105-2022, 2022
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02 Dec 2022
Assessing the consistency of satellite-derived upper tropospheric humidity measurements
Lei Shi, Carl J. Schreck III, Viju O. John, Eui-Seok Chung, Theresa Lang, Stefan A. Buehler, and Brian J. Soden
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 6949–6963, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6949-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6949-2022, 2022
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28 Oct 2022
Estimation of refractivity uncertainties and vertical error correlations in collocated radio occultations, radiosondes, and model forecasts
Johannes K. Nielsen, Hans Gleisner, Stig Syndergaard, and Kent B. Lauritsen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 6243–6256, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6243-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6243-2022, 2022
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10 Oct 2022
An improved vertical correction method for the inter-comparison and inter-validation of integrated water vapour measurements
Olivier Bock, Pierre Bosser, and Carl Mears
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5643–5665, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5643-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5643-2022, 2022
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28 Sep 2022
Evaluation of tropical water vapour from CMIP6 global climate models using the ESA CCI Water Vapour climate data records
Jia He, Helene Brogniez, and Laurence Picon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12591–12606, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12591-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12591-2022, 2022
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09 Sep 2022
Validation of Copernicus Sentinel-3/OLCI Level 2 Land Integrated Water Vapour product
Niilo Kalakoski, Viktoria F. Sofieva, René Preusker, Claire Henocq, Matthieu Denisselle, Steffen Dransfeld, and Silvia Scifoni
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5129–5140, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5129-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5129-2022, 2022
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19 Aug 2022
Analysis of global trends of total column water vapour from multiple years of OMI observations
Christian Borger, Steffen Beirle, and Thomas Wagner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10603–10621, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10603-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10603-2022, 2022
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02 Aug 2022
Cavity ring-down spectroscopy of water vapor in the deep-blue region
Qing-Ying Yang, Eamon K. Conway, Hui Liang, Iouli E. Gordon, Yan Tan, and Shui-Ming Hu
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 4463–4472, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4463-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4463-2022, 2022
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19 Apr 2022
Recent decrease in summer precipitation over the Iberian Peninsula closely links to reduction in local moisture recycling
Yubo Liu, Monica Garcia, Chi Zhang, and Qiuhong Tang
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1925–1936, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1925-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1925-2022, 2022
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22 Mar 2022
Novel assessment of numerical forecasting model relative humidity with satellite probabilistic estimates
Chloé Radice, Hélène Brogniez, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, and Philippe Chambon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3811–3825, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3811-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3811-2022, 2022
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22 Mar 2022
Water vapor estimation based on 1-year data of E-band millimeter wave link in North China
Siming Zheng, Juan Huo, Wenbing Cai, Yinhui Zhang, Peng Li, Gaoyuan Zhang, Baofeng Ji, Jiafeng Zhou, and Congzheng Han
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1675–1687, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1675-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1675-2022, 2022
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16 Feb 2022
Silicone tube humidity generator
Robert F. Berg, Nicola Chiodo, and Eric Georgin
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 819–832, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-819-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-819-2022, 2022
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16 Dec 2021
Global evaluation of the precipitable-water-vapor product from MERSI-II (Medium Resolution Spectral Imager) on board the Fengyun-3D satellite
Wengang Zhang​​​​​​​, Ling Wang, Yang Yu, Guirong Xu, Xiuqing Hu, Zhikang Fu, and Chunguang Cui
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7821–7834, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7821-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7821-2021, 2021
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02 Sep 2021
Contribution of moisture sources to precipitation changes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region
Ying Li, Chenghao Wang, Hui Peng, Shangbin Xiao, and Denghua Yan
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4759–4772, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4759-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4759-2021, 2021
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09 Jul 2021
Intercomparison review of IPWV retrieved from INSAT-3DR sounder, GNSS and CAMS reanalysis data
Ramashray Yadav, Ram Kumar Giri, and Virendra Singh
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4857–4877, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4857-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4857-2021, 2021
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12 Apr 2021
Spectroscopic imaging of sub-kilometer spatial structure in lower-tropospheric water vapor
David R. Thompson, Brian H. Kahn, Philip G. Brodrick, Matthew D. Lebsock, Mark Richardson, and Robert O. Green
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2827–2840, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2827-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2827-2021, 2021
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07 Apr 2021
Identification of atmospheric and oceanic teleconnection patterns in a 20-year global data set of the atmospheric water vapour column measured from satellites in the visible spectral range
Thomas Wagner, Steffen Beirle, Steffen Dörner, Christian Borger, and Roeland Van Malderen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5315–5353, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5315-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5315-2021, 2021
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