Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 2509–2517, 2008
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 2509–2517, 2008

  09 May 2008

09 May 2008

Ozone profile retrieval from limb scatter measurements in the HARTLEY bands: further retrieval details and profile comparisons

G. J. Rohen1, C. v. Savigny1, J. W. Kaiser2, E. J. Llewellyn3, L. Froidevaux4, M. López-Puertas5, T. Steck6, M. Palm1, H. Winkler1, M. Sinnhuber1, H. Bovensmann1, and J. P. Burrows1 G. J. Rohen et al.
  • 1Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing, Bremen, Germany
  • 2European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK
  • 3Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, Saskatoon, Canada
  • 4Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
  • 5Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain
  • 6Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Karlsruhe-Leopoldshausen, Germany

Abstract. SCIAMACHY limb scatter radiance measurements at selected wavelengths in the HARTLEY bands have been used to retrieve ozone profiles in the upper stratosphere and lower mesosphere. Comparisons with profiles measured by a ground based radiometer in Norway, MIPAS on board ENVISAT, HALOE on UARS and MLS on AURA indicate an agreement within 15% between 40 and 55 km and show that the retrieval provides reliable ozone profiles at these altitudes. Above 55 km, an increasing overestimation is observed. Beside the profile comparisons, further retrieval features of the current retrieval (version 1.26) are described.

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