Paul Racette

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Extremely dry conditions characterized by amounts of precipitable water vapor (PWV) as low as 1–2 mm commonly occur in high-latitude regions during the winter months. While such dry atmospheres carry only a few percent of the latent heat energy compared to tropical atmospheres, the effects of low vapor amounts on the polar radiation budget—both directly(More)
This paperpresents the first andthe only simultaneous measurements watervaporby MIR (Millimeter-waveImagingRadiometer) andLASE (Lidar AtmosphericSounding Experiment)on boardthesameER-2aircraft. Watervaporis oneof the mostimportant constituents in the earth'satmosphere, asits spatialandtemporalvariationsaffecta wide spectrumof meteorological phenomena(More)