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Validation of ozone measurements from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE)

Dupuy, E.; Walker, K.A.; Kar, J.; Boone, C.D.; McElroy, C.T.; Bernath, P.F.; Drummond, J.R.; Skelton, R.; McLeod, S.D.; Hughes, R.C.; Nowlan, C.R.; Dufour, D.G.; Zou, J.; Nichitiu, F.; Strong, K.; Baron, P.; Bevilacqua, R.M.; Blumenstock, T.; Bodeker, G.E.; Borsdorff, T.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):
This paper presents extensive validation analyses of ozone observations from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) satellite instruments: the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) and the Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the 5 Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation (ACE-MAESTRO) instrument.
The ACE satellite instruments operate in the mid-infrared and ultraviolet-visible-nearinfrared spectral regions using the solar occultation technique. In order to continue the long-standing record of solar occultation measurements from space, a detailed quality assessment is required to evaluate the ACE data and validate their use for scientific 10 purposes. Here we compare the latest ozone data products from ACE-FTS and ACEMAESTRO with coincident observations from satellite-borne, airborne, balloon-borne and ground-based instruments, by analysing volume mixing ratio profiles and partial column densities. The ACE-FTS version 2.2 Ozone Update product reports more ozone than most correlative measurements from the upper troposphere to the lower 15 mesosphere. At altitude levels from 16 to 44 km, the mean differences r ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7367
KITopen ID: 1000041679
HGF-Programm 12.04.04; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Band 8
Seiten 2513-2656
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