Global climatology based on the ACE-FTS version 3.5 dataset: Addition of mesospheric levels and carbon-containing species in the UTLS
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

In this paper, we present a new climatology based on, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) version 3.5 data set from February 2004 to February 2013. This extends the ACE-FTS climatology to include profile information in the mesosphere and carbon-containing species in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Climatologies of 21 species, based on nine years of observations, are calculated, providing the most comprehensive and self-consistent climatology available from limb-viewing satellite measurements. Pressure levels from the upper troposphere to the mesosphere and lower thermosphere are included with similar to 3 to 4 km vertical resolution up to 10(-4) hPa (similar to 105 km). Volume mixing ratio values are filtered prior to the climatology estimation using the ACE-FTS data quality recommendations. The multi-year mean climatology contains zonal mean profiles for monthly and three-monthly (DJF, MAM, JJA, and SON) periods. These are provided with 5-degree spacing in either latitude or equivalent latitude. Also, the local daytime and nighttime distributions are provided separately for nitrogen-containing species, enabling diurnal differences to be investigated. Based on this climatology, examples of typical spatiotemporal patterns for trace gases in the mesosphere and for carbon-containing gases in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere are discussed. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Carbon-containing species

Trace gas climatology




Upper troposphere


J. H. Koo

K. A. Walker

Ashley Jones

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

P. E. Sheese

C. D. Boone

P. F. Bernath

G. L. Manney

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

0022-4073 (ISSN)

Vol. 186 52-62


Meteorologi och atmosfärforskning

Multidisciplinär geovetenskap



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