THE VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF WATER VAPOR OVER KWAJALEIN ATOLL, MARSHALL ISLANDS.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Five balloon flights with a frostpoint hygrometer sounding instrument provided measurements of the vertical distribution of water vapor over Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands, during the month of November 1963. A consistent water vapor distribution is observed, showing a moist surface layer beneath the trade-winds inversion, a dry trade-wind layer above the inversion, and near saturation conditions in the upper troposphere. The stratospheric distribution approximates a constant watervapor-to-air mixing ratio in the range of 1 to 4 parts per million. Author