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BrO vertical distributions from SCIAMACHY limb measurements: comparison of algorithms and retrieval results

Rozanov, A. and Kühl, S. and Doicu, Adrian and McLinden, C. and Puķīte, J. and Bovensmann, Heinrich and Burrows, John and Deutschmann, T. and Dorf, M. and Goutail, F. and Grunow, K. and Hendrick, F. and von Hobe, M. and Hrechanyy, Serhiy and Lichtenberg, Günter and Pfeilsticker, K. and Pommereau, J. P. and Van Roozendael, M. and Stroh, F. and Wagner, T. (2011) BrO vertical distributions from SCIAMACHY limb measurements: comparison of algorithms and retrieval results. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, pp. 1319-1359. DOI: 10.5194/amt-4-1319-2011.

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This study presents two scientific and one operational retrieval algorithms used to obtain vertical distributions of bromine monoxide (BrO) from observations of the scattered solar light performed by the SCIAMACHY instrument in limb viewing geometry. The study begins with a discussion of the theoretical basis of all algorithms followed by an investigation of the retrieval sensitivity. Simulations with three different radiative transfer models allow us to analyze influence of the forward model implementation upon the retrieval results. By means of synthetic retrievals we analyze major sources of uncertainties in the resulting BrO profiles such as different BrO cross sections, their temperature dependence, and stratospheric aerosols. Finally, the reliability of SCIAMACHY BrO profile retrievals is demonstrated comparing results from different algorithms to each other and to balloon-borne observations.

Document Type:Article
Title:BrO vertical distributions from SCIAMACHY limb measurements: comparison of algorithms and retrieval results
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rozanov, A.University of Bremen
Kühl, S.Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
Doicu, AdrianIMF-AP, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
McLinden, C.Environment Canada
Puķīte, J.Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
Bovensmann, HeinrichUniversity of Bremen
Burrows, JohnUniversity of Bremen
Deutschmann, T.University of Heidelberg
Dorf, M.University of Heidelberg
Goutail, F.LATMOS, CNRS, France
Grunow, K.Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, Berlin
Hendrick, F.Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA)
von Hobe, M.Forschungszentrum Jülich
Hrechanyy, SerhiyIMF-AP, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Lichtenberg, GünterIMF-AP, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Pfeilsticker, K.University of Heidelberg
Pommereau, J. P.LATMOS, CNRS, France
Van Roozendael, M.Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA)
Stroh, F.Forschungszentrum Jülich
Wagner, T.Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1319-1359
Keywords:SCIAMACHY BrO limb
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Spektrometrische Verfahren und Konzepte der Fernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Serhiy Hrechanyy
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 10:53
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:34

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