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Stratospheric CH4 and CO2 profiles derived from SCIAMACHY solar occultation measurements

Noël, Stefan; Bramstedt, Klaus; Hilker, Michael; Liebing, Patricia; Plieninger, Johannes; Reuter, Max; Rozanov, Alexei; Sioris, Christopher E.; Bovensmann, Heinrich; Burrows, John P.

Stratospheric profiles of methane (CH$_{4}$) and carbon dioxide (CO$_{2}$) have been derived from solar occultation measurements of the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY). The retrieval is performed using a method called onion peeling DOAS (ONPD), which combines an onion peeling approach with a weighting function DOAS (differential optical absorption spectroscopy) fit in the spectral region between 1559 and 1671 nm. By use of updated pointing information and optimisation of the data selection as well as of the retrieval approach, the altitude range for reasonable CH$_{4}$ could be broadened from 20 to 40 km to about 17 to 45 km. Furthermore, the quality of the derived CO$_{2}$ has been assessed such that now the first stratospheric profiles (17–45 km) of CO$_{2}$ from SCIAMACHY are available. Comparisons with independent data sets yield an estimated accuracy of the new SCIAMACHY stratospheric profiles of about 5–10% for CH$_{4}$ and 2–3% for CO$_{2}$. The accuracy of the products is currently mainly restricted by the appearance of unexpected vertical oscillations in the derived profil ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-1485-2016
ISSN: 1867-1381
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-552876
KITopen ID: 1000055287
HGF-Programm 12.04.05; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Band 9
Heft 4
Seiten 1485-1503
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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