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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2533
CO measurements from the ACE-FTS satellite instrument: data analysis and validation using ground-based, airborne and spaceborne observations
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Clerbaux, Catherine [> > > >]
George, Maya [> > > >]
Turquety, Solène [> > > >]
Walker, Kaley A. [> > > >]
Barret, Brice [> > > >]
Bernath, Peter [> > > >]
Boone, Christopher D. [> > > >]
Borsdorff, T. [> > > >]
Cammas, J. P. [> > > >]
Catoire, Valéry [> > > >]
Coffey, M. [> > > >]
Coheur, Pierre-François [> > > >]
Deeter, M. [> > > >]
De Mazière, Martine [> > > >]
Drummond, James [> > > >]
Duchatelet, Pierre [> > > >]
Dupuy, Eric [> > > >]
de Zafra, R. [> > > >]
Eddounia, Fadoua [> > > >]
Edwards, David P. [> > > >]
Emmons, L. [> > > >]
Funke, B. [> > > >]
Gille, J. []
Griffith, Dave W. T. []
Hannigan, Jim []
Hase, Frank []
Hoepfner, Michael []
Jones, Nicholas []
Kagawa, Akiko []
Kasai, Y. []
Kramer, Isabell []
Le Flochmoën, E. []
Livesey, N. J. []
López-Puertas, M. []
Luo, M. []
Mahieu, Emmanuel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe infra-rouge de phys. atmosph. et solaire (GIRPAS) >]
Murtagh, Donal []
Nédélec, P. []
Pazmino, A. []
Pumphrey, Hugh []
Ricaud, P. []
Rinsland, Curtis P. []
Robert, C. []
Schneider, Matthias []
Senten, Cindy []
Stiller, Gabrielle []
Strandberg, Anders []
Strong, Kimberley []
Sussmann, Ralf []
Thouret, Valérie []
Urban, J. []
Wiacek, Aldona []
16-May-2008
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Copernicus Publications
8
2569-2594
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1680-7316
Katlenburg-Lindau
Germany
[en] carbon monoxide ; ACE-FTS ; validation
[en] The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) mission was launched in August 2003 to sound the atmosphere by solar occultation. Carbon monoxide (CO), a good tracer of pollution plumes and atmospheric dynamics, is one of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE-Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS). This instrument performs measurements in both the CO 1-0 and 2-0 ro-vibrational bands, from which vertically resolved CO concentration profiles are retrieved, from the mid-troposphere to the thermosphere. This paper presents an updated description of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 CO data product, along with a comprehensive validation of these profiles using available observations (February 2004 to December 2006). We have compared the CO partial columns with ground-based measurements using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and millimeter wave radiometry, and the volume mixing ratio profiles with airborne (both high-altitude balloon flight and airplane) observations. CO satellite observations provided by nadir-looking instruments (MOPITT and TES) as well as limb-viewing remote sensors (MIPAS, SMR and MLS) were also compared with the ACE-FTS CO products. We show that the ACE-FTS measurements provide CO profiles with small retrieval errors (better than 5% from the upper troposphere to 40 km, and better than 10% above). These observations agree well with the correlative measurements, considering the rather loose coincidence criteria in some cases. Based on the validation exercise we assess the following uncertainties to the ACE-FTS measurement data: better than 15% in the upper troposphere (8–12 km), than 30% in the lower stratosphere (12–30 km), and than 25% from 30 to 100 km.
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