Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12789–12803, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12789-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12789–12803, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12789-2015
Research article
18 Nov 2015
Research article | 18 Nov 2015

Retrieval of ammonia from ground-based FTIR solar spectra

E. Dammers et al.

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We present a new retrieval method for ammonia (NH3) concentrations and total columns from ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) observations. Observations from Bremen, Lauder, Réunion and Jungfraujoch are used to show the capabilities of the new retrieval. The developed retrieval provides a new way of obtaining time-resolved measurements and will be useful for understanding the dynamics of ammonia concentrations in the atmosphere and for satellite and model validation.