Water Vapor Assessment (WAVAS)

This webpage gives access to the WAVAS archive. The WAVAS archive includes a number of H2O data sets from international aircraft campaigns, ground-based in-situ measurements, and satellite data. Some of these data are still experimental and have not been published. Public data are available on the ftp server at /sparc/wavas. Access restrictions have been lifted and all data in the WAVAS archive are now publicly available.

Further information on WAVAS including SPARC Report No. 2 can be found here.

Public H2O Data

Airborne Instruments
Instrument Source Country Contact
AMSOS Uni-Berne Switzerland D. Feist
FIR SAO U.S.A. D.G. Johnson
Frost-point Hygrometer CNRS France J. Ovarlez
Frost-point Hygrometer NOAA-CMDL U.S.A. S. Oltmans
Lyman-α NOAA-AL U.S.A. K. Rosenlof
Lyman-α Harvard U.S.A. J. Smith
Lyman-α FZ-Juelich Germany C. Schiller
Mark IV NASA-JPL U.S.A. G.C. Toon
MIPAS-B FZ-Karlsruhe Germany H. Oelhaf
TDL NASA-JPL U.S.A. R.D. May
TDL NASA-LARC U.S.A. G.W. Sachse
Satellite Instruments (including Shuttle)
ATMOS NASA-JPL U.S.A. H.A. Michelsen
HALOE NASA-LaRC U.S.A. J.M. Russell III
LIMS NASA-LaRC U.S.A. E.E. Remsberg
MAS NRL U.S.A. R. Bevilacqua
MLS U. Edinburgh Scotland H.C. Pumphrey
MLS-UTH NASA-JPL U.S.A. J.W.Waters
POAM-III NRL U.S.A. R. Bevilacqua
SAGE-II NASA-LaRC U.S.A. E. Chiou
TOVS NOAA-ETL U.S.A. J.J. Bates
Ground-based Instruments
Ground-based Microwave MPI-Aeronomy Germany P. Harthough
Raman lidar OHP France V. Sherlock
WVMS NRL U.S.A. G. Nedoluha