Comparison of the Odin/OSIRIS stratospheric ozone profiles with coincident POAM III and ozonesonde measurements
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2004

We present first statistical comparison results for stratospheric ozone density profiles retrieved from Odin/OSIRIS limb scattered radiance with 1220 coincident POAM III and 205 coincident ozonesonde measurements. Profiles are compared on a monthly basis from November 2001 to October 2002. Most of the time, differences between OSIRIS mean profiles and those measured by POAM III and ozonesondes were 5-7% between 15 km and 32 km, and within 15% above 32 km. In April-July 2002, OSIRIS mean profiles appear shifted downward by ∼1 km, introducing a difference of about 10% with POAM III and about 25% with ozonesonde profiles between 15 km and 32 km. This study demonstrates that outside the April-July 2002 period, the OSIRIS ozone profiles agree well with coincident ozonesonde and POAM III ozone profiles and make a valuable addition to the international ozone database available for research into global ozone change.

Atmospheric Composition and Structure: Middle atmosphere-composition and chemistry

Transmission and scattering of radiation

Instruments and techniques


S. Petelina

University of Saskatchewan

E. J. Llewellyn

University of Saskatchewan

D. A. Degenstein

University of Saskatchewan

N.D. Lloyd

University of Saskatchewan

R. L. Gattinger

University of Saskatchewan

C.S. Haley

York University

C. von Savigny

Universität Bremen

E. Griffioen

York University

I.C. McDade

York University

W.F.J. Evans

Trent University

Donal Murtagh

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap

J. De La Noe

Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers

Geophysical Research Letters

0094-8276 (ISSN) 19448007 (eISSN)

Vol. 31 7 L07104-


Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi



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