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Validation of Carbon Monoxide and Methane Vertical Column Densities Retrieved from SCIAMACHY Infrared Nadir Observations

Hochstaffl, Philipp and Hamidouche, Mourad and Schreier, Franz and Gimeno Garcia, Sebastian and Lichtenberg, Günter (2016) Validation of Carbon Monoxide and Methane Vertical Column Densities Retrieved from SCIAMACHY Infrared Nadir Observations. EGU General Assembly 2016, 17 - 22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

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Carbon monoxide and methane are key species of Earth’s atmosphere, highly relevant for climate and air quality. Accordingly, a large number of spaceborne sensors are observing these species in the microwave, thermal and near infrared. For the analysis of short wave infrared spectra measured by SCIAMACHY aboard the ENVISAT satellite and similar instrument(s) we had developed the Beer InfraRed Retrieval Algorithm: BIRRA is a separable least squares fit of the measured radiance with respect to molecular column densities and auxiliary parameters (optional: surface albedo, baseline, slit function width, and wavenumber shift). BIRRA has been implemented in the operational SCIAMACHY L1 to 2 processor for the retrieval of CO and CH4 from channel 8 (2.3 mue) and 6 (1.6 mue), respectively. Our tests are based on separate comparisons with existing space or ground-based measurements of carbon monoxide and methane column densities. In this poster intercomparisons of CO and CH4 columns estimated from SCIAMACHY with coincident and co-located retrievals provided by ground-based Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy are provided. More specifically, we have used data from several NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change) and TCCON (Total Carbon Column Observing Network) stations. Our strategy for quality check of these products and the selection of specific geographical areas will be discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103523/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Validation of Carbon Monoxide and Methane Vertical Column Densities Retrieved from SCIAMACHY Infrared Nadir Observations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Hochstaffl, Philippphilipp.hochstaffl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hamidouche, Mouradmourad.hamidouche (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schreier, Franzfranz.schreier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gimeno Garcia, Sebastiansebastian.gimenogarcia (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lichtenberg, Günterguenter.lichtenberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Atmospheric remote sensing, Molecular absorption, Short wave infrared Ground-based FTS
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2016
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17 - 22 April 2016
Organizer:European Geosciences Union
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Spektrometrische Verfahren und Konzepte der Fernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Schreier, Dr.rer.nat. Franz
Deposited On:22 Mar 2016 09:34
Last Modified:05 Dec 2016 16:00

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