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Welcome to the SPARC WAVAS II Workshop on Satellite Data Quality Assessment

Water vapor is the most potent greenhouse gas; its evolution in the stratosphere, however, is still not well understood. Numerous satellite data records are available to date; however, there seems to be a wide spread among the data records regarding the absolute numbers of water vapor mixing ratios and their temporal and spatial variation.

The "Satellite Data Quality Assessment" activity within WAVAS II has the goal to provide a review on the available water vapor data records and an inter-comparison among the more recent measurements and reprocessed improved data records from previous instruments.

The December 2016 workshop is the fourth meeting after the workshops at NOAA, Boulder in December 2015, at KIT, Karlsruhe, in December 2014 and at JPL, Pasadena, in December 2013.

This time, the workshop will focus on the progress of the special issue publications and the work towards the report.

The workshop will be held from November 30 to December 2 (Wednesday to Friday) at KIT, Campus North, Karlsruhe, Germany. Directions how to travel to Karlsruhe and KIT-Campus North can be found under the link "Travel" above. "Accommodations" gives you some hotel addresses and related links. Please book your accommodation yourself.

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