Stratospheric water vapor increases over the past half-century
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 2001 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 28, Issue 7, pages 1195–1198, 1 April 2001
How to Cite
(2001), Stratospheric water vapor increases over the past half-century. Geophysical Research Letters, 28: 1195–1198. doi: 10.1029/2000GL012502
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JAN 2001
- Manuscript Received: 18 OCT 2000
Ten data sets covering the period 1954–2000 are analyzed to show a 1%/yr increase in stratospheric water vapor. The trend has persisted for at least 45 years, hence is unlikely the result of a single event, but rather indicative of long-term climate change. A long-term change in the transport of water vapor into the stratosphere is the most probable cause.