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Proposed standardized definitions for vertical resolution and uncertainty in the NDACC lidar ozone and temperature algorithms - Part 2: Ozone DIAL uncertainty budget

Leblanc, Thierry; Sica, Robert J.; van Gijsel, Joanna A. E.; Godin-Beekmann, Sophie; Haefele, Alexander; Trickl, Thomas; Payen, Guillaume; Liberti, Gianluigi

A standardized approach for the definition, propagation, and reporting of uncertainty in the ozone differential absorption lidar data products contributing to the Network for the Detection for Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) database is proposed. One essential aspect of the proposed approach is the propagation in parallel of all independent uncertainty components through the data processing chain before they are combined together to form the ozone combined standard uncertainty. The independent uncertainty components contributing to the overall budget include random noise associated with signal detection, uncertainty due to saturation correction, background noise extraction, the absorption cross sections of O$_{3}$, NO$_{2}$, SO$_{2}$, and O$_{2}$, the molecular extinction cross sections, and the number densities of the air, NO$_{2}$, and SO$_{2}$. The expression of the individual uncertainty components and their step-by-step propagation through the ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) processing chain are thoroughly estimated. All sources of uncertainty except detection noise imply correlated terms in the vertical dimen ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-4051-2016
ISSN: 1867-1381, 1867-8548
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-606617
KITopen ID: 1000060661
HGF-Programm 12.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric measurement techniques
Band 9
Heft 8
Seiten 4051-4078
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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