Measurement : Precipitable water

Total amount of water vapor in a vertical column of air, often expressed as the depth of the layer of water that would be formed if all the water vapor were condensed to liquid water.

Categories
Atmospheric State

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer
    • MWR : Microwave Radiometer
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
  • External Instruments
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data
    • WPDN : Wind Profiler Demo Network
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AERIPLUS-UWISC : AERIPLUS-University of Wisconsin
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • CSR : Circular Scanning Radiometer
    • VARANAL : Constrained Variational Analysis
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • RL-GSFC : GSFC Raman Lidar
    • MIRAI : JAMSTEC Research Vessel Mirai
    • MFRSR-WV1BARN : MFRSR Water-Vapor Barnard Algorithm
    • MWRRET : MWR Retrievals
    • MWR : Microwave Radiometer
    • MWR-ETL : Microwave Radiometer - ETL
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
    • MIR : Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer
    • RONBROWN : NOAA Research Vessel Ron Brown
    • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles
    • WPDNGPS : Wind Profiler Demonstration Network GPS

Value-Added Products

  • SUOMIGPS : SuomiNet Global Positioning System (Process)
  • ARMBE : ARM Best Estimate Data Products (Process)
  • GVRPWV : G-Band Vapor Radiometer Precipitable Water Vapor (Process)
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer
  • SSMI : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (Process)
    • SSMI10 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 10
    • SSMI11 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 11
    • SSMI13 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 13
    • SSMI14 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 14
    • SSMI15 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 15
  • MWRRET : MWR Retrievals (Process)
    • MWRRET1LILJCLOU : Microwave Radiometer Retrievals (MWRRET) of Cloud Liquid Water and Precipitable Water Vapor
  • WPDNGPS : Wind Profiler Demonstration Network GPS (Process)
    • 30WPDNGPS : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): total precipitable water vapor from GPS, 30 min
  • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles (Process)
    • 10RLPROFMR1TURN : Raman LIDAR (RL): water vapor mixing ratio and relative humidity profiles, along with PWV
    • 10RLPROFBE1TURN : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmos. profiles from RL & AERI+GOES retrievals
    • 10SRLPROFMR1TURN : Raman LIDAR (RL): 10-sec water vapor mixing ratio andrelative humidity profiles , along with PWV
  • MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer Averages in 1- and 5-Minute Increments (Process)
    • 1MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): brightness temps and water amounts, 1-minute avg
    • 5MWRAVG : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): 5-minute average integrated vapor and liquid water

Datastreams

  • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Datastreams
    • GVR : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer
  • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer Datastreams
    • CSPHOTAOT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness data
    • CSPHOTALM1DUBO : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): Dubovik almucantar retrievals
    • CSPHOTAOTFILT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered data
    • CSPHOTAOTFILTQA : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered quality assurance data
  • MWR : Microwave Radiometer Datastreams
    • MWRLOS : Microwave Water Radiometer (MWR): water liq. & vapor along line of sight (LOS) path
  • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data Datastreams
    • ALLRUC20HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: hybrid analysis data, 20-km resolution
    • ALLRUC40HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: hybrid analyisis data, 40 km resolution
    • RUC20HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: daily hybrid analysis data, 20 km resolution
    • RUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: daily isobaric analysis data, 20 km resolution
    • ALLRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 20-km resolution
    • ALLRUC40ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 40-km resolution
    • SYNRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric output, 20 km grid, averaged to 40 km
  • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data Datastreams
    • ECMWFSURF : ECMWF: surface measurement, entire coverage
  • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler Datastreams
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals