Validation of MIPAS IMK/IAA V5R_O3_224 ozone profiles
Journal article, 2014

We present the results of an extensive validation program of the most recent version of ozone vertical profiles retrieved with the IMK/IAA (Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research/Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia) MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) research level 2 processor from version 5 spectral level 1 data. The time period covered corresponds to the reduced spectral resolution period of the MIPAS instrument, i.e., January 2005-April 2012. The comparison with satellite instruments includes all post-2005 satellite limb and occultation sensors that have measured the vertical profiles of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone: ACE-FTS, GOMOS, HALOE, HIRDLS, MLS, OSIRIS, POAM, SAGE II, SCIAMACHY, SMILES, and SMR. In addition, balloon-borne MkIV solar occultation measurements and ground-based Umkehr measurements have been included, as well as two nadir sensors: IASI and SBUV. For each reference data set, bias determination and precision assessment are performed. Better agreement with reference instruments than for the previous data version, V5R_O3_220 (Laeng et al., 2014), is found: the known high bias around the ozone vmr (volume mixing ratio) peak is significantly reduced and the vertical resolution at 35 km has been improved. The agreement with limb and solar occultation reference instruments that have a known small bias vs. ozonesondes is within 7% in the lower and middle stratosphere and 5% in the upper troposphere. Around the ozone vmr peak, the agreement with most of the satellite reference instruments is within 5 %; this bias is as low as 3% for ACE-FTS, MLS, OSIRIS, POAM and SBUV.

Author

A. Laeng

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

U. Grabowski

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

T. von Clarmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

G. Stiller

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

N. Glatthor

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

M. Hopfner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

S. Kellmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

M. Kiefer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

A. Linden

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

S. Lossow

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

V. F. Sofieva

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

I. Petropavlovskikh

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

D. Hubert

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

T. Bathgate

University of Saskatchewan

P. Bernath

Old Dominion University

C. D. Boone

University of Toronto

C. Clerbaux

Sorbonne University

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

P. F. Coheur

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

R. Damadeo

NASA Langley Research Center

D. Degenstein

University of Saskatchewan

S. Frith

Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

L. Froidevaux

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

J. Gille

University of Colorado at Boulder

K. Hoppel

Naval Research Laboratory

M. McHugh

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Y. Kasai

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

J. Lumpe

Computational Physics Inc.

N. Rahpoe

Universität Bremen

G. Toon

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

T. Sano

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

M. Suzuki

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

J. Tamminen

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Global Environmental Measurements and Modelling

K. A. Walker

University of Toronto

M. Weber

Universität Bremen

J. Zawodny

NASA Langley Research Center

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

1867-1381 (ISSN) 1867-8548 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 11 3971-3987

Subject Categories

Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

DOI

10.5194/amt-7-3971-2014

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