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Validation of the GOMOS high-resolution temperature product (HRTP) using lidar

Kerstin Stebel(1), Georg Hansen(2), Ulrich Blum(3), K.H. Fricke(4), Hans Claude(5), Wolfgang Steinbrecht(5), Roland Neuber(6), Shiv Pal(7), Hideaki Nakane(8), Phillipe Keckhut(9), Hassan Bencherif(10), Iain S. McDermid(11), Yasjka Meijer(12), Daan P.J. Swart(13) and Thierry Leblanc(14)

(1) Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Polar Environmental Centre, 9296 Tromsoe, Norway
(2) Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Polar Environmental Centre, 9296 Tromsø, Norway
(3) Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Postbox 25, 2027 Kjeller, Norway
(4) Physikalisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 12, 53115 Bonn, Germany
(5) German Meteorological Service, Albin-Schwaiger-Weg 10, 82383 Hohenpeissenberg, Germany
(6) Alfred-Wegener Institute, Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
(7) York University , 4850 Keele Street , North York, Ontario M3J 3K1 , Canada
(8) The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ibaraki 305 , 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba , Japan
(9) Service d'Aeronomie du Centre National de la Reche, BP 3 , 91371 Verrieres le Buisson Cedex , France
(10) Universite de la Reunion , 15 Avenue Rene Cassin , La Reunion, France
(11) Jet Propulsion Laboratory , P. O. Box 367 , Wrightwood, CA 92397-0367 , United States
(12) Nat. Inst. for Public Health and the Environment, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
(13) Nat. Inst. for Public Health and the Environment, P. O. Box 1 , 3720 BA Bilthoven , Netherlands
(14) Jet Propulsion Laboratory , P.O. Box 367, Wrightwood, CA 92397, United States


At the beginning of 2006 the complete GOMOS mission data set, including the high-resolution temperature product (HRTP), covering the time period from July 2002 to January 2005 became available. Here, we present validation results of GOMOS high-resolution temperature profiles from comparison with all lidar stations, which contribute to the EQUAL project (ENVISAT Quality Assessment with lidar). A comparison with the data set from the pre-processor, which has been released in summer 2005 and which covers the time period from July 2002 to March 2003, will be used to document the improvement of the temperature data product.


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Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry