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Validation of IMK Ozone Profiles from MIPAS-Envisat

Tilman Steck(1)

(1) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany



T. Steck, T. Blumenstock, T. von Clarmann, N. Glatthor, U. Grabowski, F. Hase, G. Hochschild, M. Höpfner, S. Kellmann, M. Kiefer, G. Kopp, A. Linden, M. Milz, H. Oelhaf, G. P. Stiller, G. Wetzel, G. Zhang, H. Fischer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Karlsruhe, Germany

B. Funke, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), Spain

D. Y. Wang, SAIC/GSO: MODIS Characterization Support Team, Seabrook, USA

M. Allaart, KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), De Bilt, The Netherlands

P. von der Gathen, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

G. Hansen, K. Stebel, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Polar Environmental Centre, Tromsø, Norway

E. Kyro, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Sodankyla Finland

U. Raffalski, Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Kiruna, Sweden

A. Redondas, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INM), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

J. Russell III, Department of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, USA

W. Steinbrecht, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Hohenpeißenberg, Germany

M. Yela, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain


Vertical profiles of ozone are retrieved with the IMK scientific semi-operational processor from spectra measured by the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) aboard the environmental satellite Envisat. The results are compared to profiles obtained by ground-based, balloon-borne, and satellite instruments.

The calculation of mean differences between MIPAS-Envisat and other instruments lead to bias determination. Furthermore, the comparison of common total random error (including smoothing error) and standard deviation of the differences gives an estimation of the precision of MIPAS ozone profiles.


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