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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-580083

Acetylene (C2H2) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) from IASI satellite observations: Global distributions, validation, and comparison with model

Duflot, V.; Wespes, C.; Clarisse, L.; Hurtmans, D.; Ngadi, Y.; Jones, N.; Paton-Walsh, C.; Hadji-Lazaro, J.; Vigouroux, C.; De Mazière, M.; Metzger, J.-M.; Mahieu, E.; Servais, C.; Hase, F.; Schneider, M.; Clerbaux, C.; Coheur, P.-F.

We present global distributions of C$_{2}$H$_{2}$ and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) total columns derived from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) for the years 2008–2010. These distributions are obtained with a fast method allowing to retrieve C$_{2}$H$_{2}$ abundance globally with a 5% precision and HCN abundance in the tropical (subtropical) belt with a 10% (25 %) precision. IASI data are compared for validation purposes with ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer measurements at four selected stations.We show that there is an overall agreement between the ground-based and space measurements with correlation coefficients for daily mean measurements ranging from 0.28 to 0.81, depending on the site. Global C$_{2}$H$_{2}$ and subtropical HCN abundances retrieved from IASI spectra show the expected seasonality linked to variations in the anthropogenic emissions and seasonal biomass burning activity, as well as exceptional events, and are in good agreement with previous spaceborne studies. Total columns simulated by the Model for Ozone and Related Chemical Tracers, version 4 (MOZART-4) are compared to ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
KITopen ID: 1000058008
HGF-Programm 12.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 15
Heft 18
Seiten 10509-10527
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