David C. Tobin

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Thousands of comparisons between total precipitable water vapor (PWV) obtained from radiosonde (Vaisala RS80-H) profiles and PWV retrieved from a collocated microwave radiometer (MWR) were made at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed (SGP CART) site in northern Oklahoma from 1994 to 2000.(More)
  • David C Tobin, Henry E Revercomb, Robert O Knuteson, Barry M Lesht, L Larrabee Strow, Scott E Hannon +14 others
  • 2006
[1] The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is the first of a new generation of advanced satellite-based atmospheric sounders with the capability of obtaining high–vertical resolution profiles of temperature and water vapor. The high-accuracy retrieval goals of AIRS (e.g., 1 K RMS in 1 km layers below 100 mbar for air temperature, 10% RMS in 2 km layers(More)
ater vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. It also plays an important role in the life cycle of clouds and precipitation , the transfer of latent and sensible heat, and in atmospheric chemistry. Unlike long-lived trace gases Results from a series of experiments focused on the lower troposphere have pointed the way to significantly(More)
We present an experimental study of the self- and N(2)-broadened H(2) O continuum in microwindows within the ν(2) fundamental centered at ~1600 cm(-1). The continuum is derived from transmission spectra recorded at room temperature with a BOMEM Fourier transform spectrometer at a resolution of ~0.040 cm(-1). Although we find general agreement with previous(More)