GPS observations of precipitable water vapor in deep convective tropical regimes

David K. Adams, E. Robert Kursinskib, Richard A. Bennett

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This study entails an examination of GPS PWV for two tropical regimes, the North American Monsoon and the Amazon Basin. It is demonstrated that GPS PWV can provide useful data for data poor convective regions. Their use include ̌identifying dynamical features associated with deep convection in addition to providing an observational constraint on numerical models where water vapor data are lacking. Results are shown from field campaigns (The North American Monsoon Experiment) and from a new observational site in the Amazon Basin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Radiation Symposium, IRS 2008 - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 8 2008


  • Amazon
  • Deep convection
  • GPS
  • North american monsoon
  • Precipitable water vapour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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