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Retrievals of ethane from groundbased highresolution FTIR solar observations with updated line parameters: determination of the optimum strategy for the Jungfraujoch station.
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Bader, Whitney mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe infra-rouge de phys. atmosph. et solaire (GIRPAS) >]
Perrin, Agnès [ > > ]
Jacquemart, David [ > > ]
Sudo, Kengo [ > > ]
Yashiro, Hisashi [ > > ]
Søvde, Ole Amund [ > > ]
Demoulin, Philippe [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe infra-rouge de phys. atmosph. et solaire (GIRPAS) >]
Servais, Christian [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe infra-rouge de phys. atmosph. et solaire (GIRPAS) >]
Mahieu, Emmanuel [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe infra-rouge de phys. atmosph. et solaire (GIRPAS) >]
1-Jun-2012
National
4th Symposium on METEOrology and CLIMatology for PhD students - MeteoClim2012.
01-06-2012
The Laboratory of Climatology and Topoclimatology of the University of Liège
Liège
Belgium
[en] Jungfraujoch ; Atmosphere ; Ethane ; greenhouse gas ; trend ; composition
[en] Ethane (C2H6) is the most abundant Non-Methane HydroCarbon (NMHC) in the Earth’s atmosphere, with a lifetime of approximately 2 months. Its main sources are biomass burning, natural gas loss and biofuel consumption. Oxidation by the hydroxyl radical is the major C2H6 sink as it controls its strong modulation throug the year. C2H6 is involved in the formation of tropospheric O3 and in the destruction of atmospheric methane through changes in OH. C2H6 is an indirect greenhouse gas with a net-global warming potential of 5.5 (100-yr horizon). Updates of retrieval parameters such as the spectroscopic linelists have been recently published. We will therefore characterize three µ-windows encompassing the strongest C2H6 features after careful selection of these new parameters, accounting at best for all interfering species. The aim is to lessen the fitting residuals while maximizing the information content, the precision and the reliability of the retrieved product. We will present updated C2H6 total and tropospheric column time series, using the SFIT-2 algorithm (v3.91) and high-resolution Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) solar absorption spectra recorded with a Bruker 120HR instrument, at the high altitude research station of the Jungfraujoch (46.5°N, 8.0°E, 3580 m asl), within the framework of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC, http://www.ndacc.org). Comparisons with synthetic data produced by chemical transport models will also be presented.
Groupe InfraRouge de Physique Atmosphérique et Solaire
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123753

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