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Ohara, K., T. Kubota, M. Kachi and M. Kazumori, 2023: Comparison of Long-term Total Precipitable Water Products by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2). J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 101.
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Plain Language Summary: As uncertainties in global water vapor trends associated with global warming are noted by the IPCC reports and previous studies, an accurate and consistent long-term water vapor data sets are needed. This study focused on the total precipitable water (TPW) products of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the Global Change Observation Mission—Water (GCOM-W). We compared two datasets of AMSR2 TPW from July 2012 to December 2020, independently produced by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Remote Sensing Systems (RSS).