Validation of ACE-FTS version 3.5 NO y species profiles using correlative satellite measurements
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

The ACE-FTS (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment - Fourier Transform Spectrometer) instrument on the Canadian SCISAT satellite, which has been in operation for over 12 years, has the capability of deriving stratospheric profiles of many of the NOy (N + NO + NO2 + NO3 + 2 x N2O5 + HNO3 + HNO4 + ClONO2 + BrONO2) species. Version 2.2 of ACE-FTS NO, NO2, HNO3, N2O5, and ClONO2 has previously been validated, and this study compares the most recent version (v3.5) of these five ACE-FTS products to spatially and temporally coincident measurements from other satellite instruments - GOMOS, HALOE, MAESTRO, MIPAS, MLS, OSIRIS, POAM III, SAGE III, SCIAMACHY, SMILES, and SMR. For each ACE-FTS measurement, a photochemical box model was used to simulate the diurnal variations of the NOy species and the ACE-FTS measurements were scaled to the local times of the coincident measurements. The comparisons for all five species show good agreement with correlative satellite measurements. For


P. E. Sheese

University of Toronto

K. A. Walker

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

C. D. Boone

University of Waterloo

C. A. McLinden

Environment Canada

P. F. Bernath

Old Dominion University

A. E. Bourassa

University of Saskatchewan

J. P. Burrows

University of Bremen

D. A. Degenstein

University of Saskatchewan

B. Funke

CSIC - Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA)

D. Fussen

Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

G. L. Manney

NorthWest Research Associates, Inc.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

C. T. McElroy

York University

Donal Murtagh

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

C. E. Randall

University of Colorado at Boulder

P. Raspollini

Istituto Di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara

A. Rozanov

University of Bremen

J. M. Russell

Hampton University

M. Suzuki

JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

M. Shiotani

Kyoto University

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

T. von Clarmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

J. M. Zawodny

NASA Langley Research Center

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

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

Vol. 9 5781-5810


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