HO2 measurements in the stratosphere and the mesosphere from the sub-millimetre limb sounder Odin/SMR
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

This paper presents observations of the hydroperoxy radical (HO 2 ) performed by the Odin/SMR instrument from the middle stratosphere to the upper mesosphere (35-90 km). The data set covers the period from October 2003 to December 2005 on a basis of one observation period of 24 hours each month. Odin/SMR can provide two zonal maps of HO 2 per day, with a vertical resolution of 10 km. The non-standard processing applied to the retrievals is described. The consistency between HO 2 observations from three periods in August 2004 demonstrates the robustness of the retrieval method. It also shows that the measurements are sensitive enough to detect changes in the middle and upper mesosphere. The retrieval needs further improvements for studying stratospheric variations. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Författare

P. Baron

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

E. Dupuy

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

Donal Murtagh

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

Patrick Eriksson

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

Y. Kasai

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

International Journal of Remote Sensing

0143-1161 (ISSN) 1366-5901 (eISSN)

Vol. 30 4195-4208

Ämneskategorier

Annan naturresursteknik

Klimatforskning

DOI

10.1080/01431160902822831