Water vapor microwave continuum absorption: A comparison of measurements and models
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1998 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 919–928, July-August 1998
How to Cite
1998), Water vapor microwave continuum absorption: A comparison of measurements and models, Radio Sci., 33(4), 919–928, doi:10.1029/98RS01182.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 APR 1998
- Manuscript Received: 3 OCT 1997
Measurements, made in different laboratories, of absorption by water vapor in microwave windows are compared with models for the water vapor continuum. A reanalysis of some of these measurements leads to the conclusion that the laboratory data are best represented by a combination of Liebe's  millimeter-wave propagation model (MPM) for the foreign-broadened component of the water continuum and the 1993 version of MPM for the self-broadened component. This combined model is validated by comparison with measurements of atmospheric microwave emission.