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Retrieval of three-dimensional small-scale structures in upper-tropospheric/lower-stratospheric composition as measured by GLORIA

Kaufmann, M.; Blank, J.; Guggenmoser, T.; Ungermann, J.; Engel, A.; Ern, M.; Friedl-Vallon, F.; Gerber, D.; Grooß, J.U.; Guenther, G.; Höpfner, M.; Kleinert, A.; Kretschmer, E.; Latzko, Th.; Maucher, G.; Neubert, T.; Nordmeyer, H.; Oelhaf, H.; Olschewski, F.; Orphal, J.; ... mehr

The three-dimensional quantification of smallscale processes in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere is one of the challenges of current atmospheric research and requires the development of new measurement strategies. This work presents the first results from the newly developed Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere (GLORIA) obtained during the ESSenCe (ESa Sounder Campaign) and TACTS/ESMVal (TACTS: Transport and composition in the upper troposphere/ lowermost stratosphere, ESMVal: Earth System Model Validation) aircraft campaigns. The focus of this work is on the so-called dynamics-mode data characterized by a medium-spectral and a very-high-spatial resolution. The retrieval strategy for the derivation of two- and threedimensional constituent fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere is presented. Uncertainties of the main retrieval targets (temperature, O$_{3}$, HNO$_{3}$, and CFC-12) and their spatial resolution are discussed. During ESSenCe, highresolution two-dimensional cross-sections have been obtained. Comparisons to collocated remote-sensing and in situ data indicate a good agreement between the data sets. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000058597
DOI: 10.5194/amt-8-81-2015
Zitationen: 22
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1867-1381, 1867-8548
KITopen-ID: 1000058597
HGF-Programm 12.04.01 (POF III, LK 01) Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange (STE)
Erschienen in Atmospheric measurement techniques
Verlag Copernicus Publications
Band 8
Heft 1
Seiten 81-95
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