Articles | Volume 5, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 2091–2098, 2005

Special issue: Probing the atmosphere in three dimensions for SCIAMACHY

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 2091–2098, 2005

  09 Aug 2005

09 Aug 2005

Intercomparison of O3 profiles observed by SCIAMACHY and ground based microwave instruments

M. Palm1, C. v. Savigny1, T. Warneke1, V. Velazco1, J. Notholt1, K. Künzi1, J. Burrows1, and O. Schrems2 M. Palm et al.
  • 1Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, PO Box 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany
  • 2Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, PO Box 120169, 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany

Abstract. Ozone profiles retrieved from limb scattering measurements of the SCIAMACHY instrument based on the satellite ENVISAT are compared to ground-based low altitude resolution remote sensors. All profiles are retrieved using optimal estimation. Following the work of Rodgers and Connor (2003) the retrievals of the ground-based instruments are simulated using the SCIAMACHY retrieval. The SCIAMACHY results and the results of the ground-based microwave radiometer in Bremen and Ny Ålesund agree within the expected covariance of the intercomparison.

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