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Detection and analysis of water vapor transport

Kiemle, Christoph and Schäfler, Andreas and Voigt, Christiane (2012) Detection and analysis of water vapor transport. In: Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends Research Topics in Aerospace. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 169-184. ISBN 978-3-642-30182-7. ISSN 2194-8240

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Water vapor, though a minor constituent of Earth’s atmosphere, plays a major role in the atmospheric radiation budget and the global water cycle. Atmospheric water vapor concentrations are highly variable due to the complex interplay between their sources (evaporation) and sinks (condensation and precipitation) in combination with transport and mixing. They strongly decrease with temperature and thus with altitude. Accurate measurement of water vapor is essential for better understanding its transport and cloud formation in the atmosphere and their impact on both weather and climate. To this end the institute develops and deploys lidars and in-situ hygrometers onboard aircraft.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Detection and analysis of water vapor transport
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kiemle, Christoph DLR
Schäfler, Andreas DLR
Voigt, Christiane DLR
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 169-184
Schumann, U.DLR
Publisher:Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Series Name:Research Topics in Aerospace
Keywords:hydrological cycle, water vapor, moisture transport, latent heat, convective boundary layer, frost point, Hadley circulation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport, Space, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System, Earth Observation, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Transport, Raumfahrt, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem, R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt, R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:25 Jul 2012 15:30
Last Modified:14 Feb 2013 12:51

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