Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8539–8557, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8539-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8539–8557, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8539-2016

Research article 13 Jul 2016

Research article | 13 Jul 2016

A comparative analysis of UV nadir-backscatter and infrared limb-emission ozone data assimilation

Rossana Dragani

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We present an assessment of ultraviolet nadir-backscatter and infrared limb-emission ozone data assimilation. Understanding the differences in the impact produced by the assimilation of limb and nadir ozone data is relevant to many applications, including climate reanalysis and air quality. The results show the potential and limitations of each dataset and support the need for a more balanced long-term availability of both types of sensors than currently envisaged.
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