Water vapor measurements in the 0.94 micron absorption band - Calibration, measurements and data applicationsThis paper describes methods and presents results for sensing the columnar content of atmospheric water vapor via differential solar transmission measurements in and adjacent to the 0.94-micron water-vapor absorption band. Calibration and measurement techniques are presented for obtaining the water vapor transmission from the radiometer measurements. Models are also presented for retrieving the columnar water vapor amount from the estimated transmission. Example retrievals are presented for radiometer measurements made during the 1986 Arizona Monsoon Season to track temporal variations in columnar water vapor amount.
Reagan, J. A. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Thome, K. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Herman, B. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Gall, R. (Arizona, University Tucson, United States)