MOPITT carbon monoxide validated using NDACC ground stations

Measurements of carbon dioxide from the MOPITT satellite instrument have been validated using the NDACC network of ground-based measurements. ACOM scientist Rebecca Buchholz and colleagues reported on their study of MOPITT version 6 retrievals using total column CO measurements from ground-based remote-sensing Fourier transform infrared spectrometers (FTSs). MOPITT generally shows a small bias with respect to the ground-based measurements. The ground stations are located worldwide at latitudes ranging from 80° N to 78° S, and are maintained by the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC).

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Buchholz, R. R., Deeter, M. N., Worden, H. M., Gille, J., Edwards, D. P., Hannigan, J. W., Jones, N. B., Paton-Walsh, C., Griffith, D. W. T., Smale, D., Robinson, J., Strong, K., Conway, S., Sussmann, R., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Mahieu, E., and Langerock, B.: Validation of MOPITT carbon monoxide using ground-based Fourier transform infrared spectrometer data from NDACC, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1927-1956, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1927-2017, 2017.

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http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/10/1927/2017/amt-10-1927-2017.html
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Figure 1 of Buchholz et al 2017

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