Middle atmospheric water vapor observed by the Spacelab One grille spectrometer
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Two water vapor atmospheric concentration profiles have been obtained, one at 33°N, 59°E and the other at 68°S, 124°W, during the Spacelab One flight respectively on 2 and 1 December 1983. These profiles extend from the middle stratosphere up to mesopause and show significant differences above the altitude of 70 km, the Antarctic profile showing then higher concentrations. This result correlates with Spacelab One carbon monoxide observations and SM E ozone results as far as the hydroxyl radical chemistry is concerned.
CitationLaurent, J.; Brard, D.; Girard, A.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Lippens, C.; Muller, C.; Vercheval, J.; Ackerman, M. (1986). Middle atmospheric water vapor observed by the Spacelab One grille spectrometer. , Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 34, Issue 11, 1067-1071, DOI: 10.1016/0032-0633(86)90017-6.