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Nitrogen compounds and ozone in the stratosphere: comparison of MIPAS satellite data with the chemistry climate model ECHAM5/MESSy1

Brühl, Christoph; Steil, Benedikt; Stiller, Gabriele P. ORCID iD icon; Funke, Bernd; Jöckel, Patrick


The chemistry climate model ECHAM5/MESSy1 (E5/M1) in a setup extending from the surface to 80 km with a vertical resolution of about 600m near the tropopause with nudged tropospheric meteorology allows a direct comparison with satellite data of chemical species at the same time and location. Here we present results out of a transient 10 years simulation for the period of the Antarctic vortex split in September 2002, where data of MIPAS on the ENVISATsatellite are available. For the first time this satellite instrument opens the opportunity, to evaluate all stratospheric nitrogen containing species simultaneously with a good global coverage, including the source gas N2O and ozone which allows an estimate for NOx-production in the stratosphere. We show correlations between simulated and observed species in the altitude region between 10 and 50 hpa for different latitude belts, together with the Probability Density Functions (PDFs) of model results and observations. This is supplemented by global maps on pressure levels showing the comparison between the satellite and the simulated data sampled at the same time and location. We demonstrate that the model in most cases captures the partitioning in the nitrogen family, the diurnal cycles and the spatial distribution within experimental uncertainty. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000068510
DOI: 10.5194/acp-7-5585-2007
Zitationen: 35
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2007
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7324, 1680-7316
KITopen-ID: 1000068510
HGF-Programm 12.04.02 (POF I, LK 01) Dynamik und Chemie der Stratosphäre
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Verlag European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Band 7
Heft 21
Seiten 5585–5598
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