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Atmospheric methane with SCIAMACHY: Operational Level 2 data analysis and verification

Hamidouche, Mourad and Gimeno Garcia, Sebastian and Schreier, Franz and Meringer, Markus and Lichtenberg, Günter and Hochstaffl, Philipp and Trautmann, Thomas (2016) Atmospheric methane with SCIAMACHY: Operational Level 2 data analysis and verification. In: ESA SP-740, pp. 1-3. European Space Agency - Communications. Living Planet Symposium 2016, 9–13 May 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-92-9221-305-3. ISSN 1609-042X.

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SCIAMACHY is a passive imaging spectrometer mounted on board ESA’s ENVISAT satellite to probe a large number of atmospheric trace gas species, such as methane, and their global distribution and evolution. Methane (CH4) is particularly interesting as it is one of the most abundant greenhouse gas in the Earth atmosphere. To analyze SCIAMACHY methane measurements, we used the DLR BIRRA (Beer InfraRed Retrieval Algorithm) to retrieve nadir methane concentrations from its infrared spectra in channel 6. By integrating the DLR BIRRA code into ESAs operational Level 2 processor, we expanded it to include atmospheric CH4 column measurements. We have therefore performed an extensive test and verification operation. Our tests are based on separate comparisons with existing space and ground-based obtained measurements of methane column density. We present here our strategy for quality check of this first version of a CH4 product. We will further discuss specific geographical areas we used to validate the products.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108399/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Atmospheric methane with SCIAMACHY: Operational Level 2 data analysis and verification
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Hamidouche, Mouradmourad.hamidouche (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schreier, FranzFranz.Schreier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meringer, Markusmarkus.meringer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lichtenberg, GünterGuenter.Lichtenberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hochstaffl, Philippphilipp.hochstaffl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trautmann, ThomasThomas.Trautmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2016
Journal or Publication Title:ESA SP-740
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-3
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:European Space Agency - Communications
Keywords:Atmosphere Methane Sciamachy Calibration
Event Title:Living Planet Symposium 2016
Event Location:Prague, Czech Republic
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9–13 May 2016
Organizer:European Space Agency
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 - Projekt ENVISAT (old), R - Atmospheric and climate research, R - Project Climatic relevance of atmospheric tracer gases, aerosols and clouds, R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Hamidouche, Mourad
Deposited On:28 Nov 2016 10:57
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:05

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