ISSI Scientific Report Series

Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour

Ground-Based Remote Sensing and In-situ Methods

Editors: Kämpfer, Niklaus (Ed.)

  • Covers all the different techniques of remote sensing and monitoring of atmospheric water vapour
  • Provides fact sheets summarizing the main strengths and limits of the techniques
  • Provides fact sheets about individual instruments that are operated on a long term monitoring basis, which contributes to the investigation of trend studies in climate change
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About this book

Atmospheric water plays a key role in climate. Water vapour is the most important greenhouse gas and its condensed forms exert a profound influence on both incoming solar and outgoing infrared radiation. Unfortunately, accurate, height-resolved global-scale measurements of atmospheric humidity are difficult to obtain. The change in concentration of five orders of magnitude form the ground to the stratosphere means there is no standard instrument that will measure everywhere. This has led to different measuring techniques, all with strengths and weaknesses.

This book assesses all presently available techniques that are used in monitoring networks. Special weight is given to presenting the different technical concepts, the accuracy of different sensor types, addresses calibration issues and retrieval aspects.

About the authors

Niklaus Kämpfer studied Physics and Astronomy at the University of Bern. He got his graduate degree in Physics in 1979 and Ph.D. in 1983 for the Analysis and Interpretation of Solar Flares. Thereafter he changed his field of interest and pursued research in microwave radiometry of the atmosphere where he was involved int he development of the Millimeter Wave Atmospheric Sounder, a space shuttle experiment.

Since 1994 he has been Professor for Applied Physics and Head of the Microwave Department at the University of Bern. His research interests include microwave remote sensing of the atmosphere and optics in the millimeter and submillimeter range.

Professor Kämpfer is member of several national and international organizations and steering committees, e.g. science committee of the International Space Science Institute, ISSI, or steering committee of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change, NDACC.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kämpfer, Niklaus

    Pages 1-7

  • Thin Film Capacitive Sensors

    Smit, Herman (et al.)

    Pages 11-38

  • Balloon-Borne Frostpoint-Hygrometry

    Vömel, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Application of Fluorescence Methodfor Measurements of Water Vapour in the Atmosphere

    Yushkov, Vladimir

    Pages 55-68

  • Microwave Radiometry

    Kämpfer, Niklaus (et al.)

    Pages 71-93

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eBook $149.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour
Book Subtitle
Ground-Based Remote Sensing and In-situ Methods
Editors
  • Niklaus Kämpfer
Series Title
ISSI Scientific Report Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3909-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3909-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3908-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9705-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 328
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