MOHAVE

The Measurements of Humidity in the Atmosphere and Validation Experiments (MOHAVE) campaign took place at the JPL Table Mountain Facility (TMF) on October 16-28, 2006. This campaign, endorsed by the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Composition Change (NDACC), allowed a thorough evaluation of  the Water Vapor Raman Lidar measurements up to the lower stratosphere by comparing to RS92 radiosonde and Cryogenic Frost-Point Hygrometers profiles. In partiuclar it allowed the detection and tempeorary removal of fluorescence contamination in the UTLS (z>10 km). Simultaneous and co-located measurements included the following:

  • 3 water vapor Raman lidars (JPL/Leblanc, GSFC/McGee and GSFC/Whiteman) [0-20 km]
  • 10 CFH launches (JPL/Leblanc and GSFC/Whiteman) [0-30 km]
  • 44 RS92 launches (JPL/Leblanc and GSFC/Whiteman) [0-12 km]
  • 1 microwave radiometer (NRL/Nedoluha ) [40-80 km and total column]

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