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Cross-validation of recent satellite and ground-based measurements of ozone and water vapor in the middle atmosphere

Klemens Hocke(1), Alexander Haefele(1), Niklaus Kämpfer(1), Dietrich G. Feist(1), Dominique Ruffieux(2), Gabriele Stiller(3), Mathias Milz(4), Tilmann Steck(4), Lucien Froidevaux(5), Hugh C. Pumphrey(6), Carlos Jimenez(7), Kaley A. Walker(8) and Peter Bernath(9)

(1) University Bern, Sidlerstr. 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
(2) MeteoSwiss, Les Invuardes, 1530 Payerne, Switzerland
(3) Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, PO Box 6980 , 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
(4) Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
(5) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CA 91109, United States
(6) University Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom
(7) University Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, United Kingdom
(8) University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
(9) University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada

Abstract

With ACE-FTS, ENVISAT-MIPAS, and Aura-MLS there are three different measurement techniques currently in space, observing ozone and water vapor in the middle atmosphere. More clarity about the quality of these measurements is expected when we compare the satellite observations to coincident profiles continuously recorded by ground-based microwave radiometry in Bern and Payerne (Switzerland). Finally, diurnal and seasonal changes of ozone and water vapor are analyzed by combining the various data sources.

 

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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