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  author = {{Picon}, L. and {Fongang}, S. and {Seze}, G. and {Desbois}, M.
  title = {{African and Atlantic short-term climatic variations described from Meteosat water vapor channel}},
  journal = {Annales Geophysicae},
  year = 1995,
  month = jul,
  volume = 13,
  pages = {768-781},
  abstract = {{Pluriannual series of Meteosat-2 water vapor (WV) images are used to
build average maps of decadal and monthly brightness temperatures in the
6.3 {\micro}m channel. This processing is applied to all the 3-hourly
scenes, clear or cloudy, for July 1983 to July 1987. The ISCCP
cloudiness analyses confirm that the warmest spots in the monthly WV
images correspond to scenes either clear or covered with low clouds,
whereas the coldest areas correspond to scenes where cloud tops above
440 hPa frequently occur. The WV statistics are then used to
characterize seasonal and interannual variations of both the ITCZ
(InterTropical Convergence Zone) and the warm (dry) areas, corresponding
to subtropical subsidence. Thanks mainly to the seasonal variations,
relationships between the variations in the ITCZ and in dry subtropical
areas can be studied. It is shown that, for the Meteosat sector, a
wetter subtropical high troposphere is associated with an enhanced
activity of the ITCZ, and vice versa. For this area where the
north-south assymetry is large, the negative water vapor feedback
previously proposed seems not to occur.
  doi = {10.1007/s00585-995-0768-6},
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  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
  author = {{Picon}, L. and {Desbois}, M.},
  title = {{High level moisture observations and derived parameters from METEOSAT and other geostationary satellites}},
  journal = {Advances in Space Research},
  year = 1995,
  volume = 16,
  pages = {73-86},
  abstract = {{This paper summarizes the interpretation and the main applications of
the water vapor Meteosat channel. Some comparisons are made with GOES
and GMS. The water vapor channel allows to detect the variations of the
mid-tropospheric humidity between about 300 and 600 hPa over both sea
and land. The upper tropospheric humidity operationaly producted by the
ESOC is compared with humidity obtained from GOES data. The second kind
of studies involves tropospheric dynamics. Results of the wind
extraction method using the water vapor Meteosat data are shown. The
usefulness of these data for the height assignment of cloud tracers and
for the satellite rainfall estimation is also discussed. Finally some
climatic studies performed with water vapor data are presented.
  doi = {10.1016/0273-1177(95)00383-P},
  adsurl = {},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
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