THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Water vApour Lidar Experiment in Space Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry
Instrument Technology Atmospheric lidar Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Accurate profiles of water vapour globally and at high vertical resolution, with the horizontal resolution expected for global atmospheric models.
Resolution Summary Typically 100 km sampling
Swath Summary 1 - 2 km vertical sampling
Accuracy Summary < 5 % systematic error
Waveband Summary NIR: 935 nm range
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
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