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Comparison of XH₂O retrieved from GOSAT short-wavelength infrared spectra with observations from the TCCON network

Dupuy, E.; Morino, I.; Deutscher, N.M.; Yoshida, Y.; Uchino, O.; Connor, B.J.; De Mazière, M.; Griffith, D.W.T.; Hase, F.; Heikkinen, P.; Hillyard, P.W.; Iraci, L.T.; Kawakami, S.; Kivi, R.; Matsunaga, T.; Notholt, J.; Petri, C.; Podolske, J.R.; Pollard, D.F.; Rettinger, M.; ... mehr

Understanding the atmospheric distribution of water (H$_{2}$O) is crucial for global warming studies and climate change mitigation. In this context, reliable satellite data are extremely valuable for their global and continuous coverage, once their quality has been assessed. Short-wavelength infrared spectra are acquired by the Thermal And Near-infrared Sensor for carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) aboard the Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT). From these, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor (XH$_{2}$O) have been retrieved at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES, Japan) and are available as a Level 2 research product. We compare the NIES XH$_{2}$O data, Version 02.21, with retrievals from the ground-based Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON, Version GGG2014). The datasets are in good overall agreement, with GOSAT data showing a slight global low bias of -3.1%± 17.7%, reasonable consistency over different locations (station bias of -3.1%±9.5%) and very good correlation with TCCON (R = 0.95). We identified two potential source ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.3390/rs8050414
ISSN: 2072-4292
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-563564
KITopen ID: 1000056356
HGF-Programm 12.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Remote sensing
Band 8
Heft 5
Seiten Art.Nr. 414
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
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