Early validation analyses of atmospheric profiles from EOS MLS on the Aura satellite

Lucien Froidevaux, Nathaniel J. Livesey, William G. Read, Yibo B. Jiang, Carlos Jimenez, Mark J. Filipiak, Michael J. Schwartz, Michelle L. Santee, Hugh C. Pumphrey, Jonathan H. Jiang, Dong L. Wu, Gloria L. Manney, Brian J. Drouin, Joe W. Waters, Eric J. Fetzer, Peter F. Bernath, Chris D. Boone, Kaley A. Walker, Kenneth W. Jucks, Geoffrey C. ToonJames J. Margitan, Bhaswar Sen, Christopher R. Webster, Lance E. Christensen, James W. Elkins, Elliot L Atlas, Richard A. Lueb, Roger Hendershot

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Abstract

We present results of early validation studies using retrieved atmospheric profiles from the Earth Observing System Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on the Aura satellite. "Global" results are presented for MLS measurements of atmospheric temperature, ozone, water vapor, hydrogen chloride, nitrous oxide, nitric acid, and carbon monoxide, with a focus on the January-March 2005 time period. These global comparisons are made using long-standing global satellites and meteorological datasets, as well as some measurements from more recently launched satellites. Comparisons of MLS data with measurements from the Ft. Sumner, NM, September 2004 balloon flights are also presented. Overall, good agreeement is obtained, often within 5% to 10%, but we point out certain issues to resolve and some larger systematic differences; some artifacts in the first publicly released MLS (version 1.5) dataset are noted. We comment briefly on future plans for validation and software improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1121
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

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Aura (satellite)
microwave limb sounder
EOS
limbs
Microwaves
Acoustic waves
Satellites
microwaves
acoustics
profiles
Acoustic variables measurement
balloon flight
Atmospheric temperature
Nitric Acid
hydrogen chlorides
atmospheric temperature
acoustic measurement
Hydrochloric Acid
nitrous oxides
Ozone

Keywords

  • Atmospheric retrievals
  • Data validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Froidevaux, L., Livesey, N. J., Read, W. G., Jiang, Y. B., Jimenez, C., Filipiak, M. J., ... Hendershot, R. (2006). Early validation analyses of atmospheric profiles from EOS MLS on the Aura satellite. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(5), 1106-1121. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.864366

Early validation analyses of atmospheric profiles from EOS MLS on the Aura satellite. / Froidevaux, Lucien; Livesey, Nathaniel J.; Read, William G.; Jiang, Yibo B.; Jimenez, Carlos; Filipiak, Mark J.; Schwartz, Michael J.; Santee, Michelle L.; Pumphrey, Hugh C.; Jiang, Jonathan H.; Wu, Dong L.; Manney, Gloria L.; Drouin, Brian J.; Waters, Joe W.; Fetzer, Eric J.; Bernath, Peter F.; Boone, Chris D.; Walker, Kaley A.; Jucks, Kenneth W.; Toon, Geoffrey C.; Margitan, James J.; Sen, Bhaswar; Webster, Christopher R.; Christensen, Lance E.; Elkins, James W.; Atlas, Elliot L; Lueb, Richard A.; Hendershot, Roger.

In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 1106-1121.

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Froidevaux, L, Livesey, NJ, Read, WG, Jiang, YB, Jimenez, C, Filipiak, MJ, Schwartz, MJ, Santee, ML, Pumphrey, HC, Jiang, JH, Wu, DL, Manney, GL, Drouin, BJ, Waters, JW, Fetzer, EJ, Bernath, PF, Boone, CD, Walker, KA, Jucks, KW, Toon, GC, Margitan, JJ, Sen, B, Webster, CR, Christensen, LE, Elkins, JW, Atlas, EL, Lueb, RA & Hendershot, R 2006, 'Early validation analyses of atmospheric profiles from EOS MLS on the Aura satellite', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1106-1121. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.864366
Froidevaux, Lucien ; Livesey, Nathaniel J. ; Read, William G. ; Jiang, Yibo B. ; Jimenez, Carlos ; Filipiak, Mark J. ; Schwartz, Michael J. ; Santee, Michelle L. ; Pumphrey, Hugh C. ; Jiang, Jonathan H. ; Wu, Dong L. ; Manney, Gloria L. ; Drouin, Brian J. ; Waters, Joe W. ; Fetzer, Eric J. ; Bernath, Peter F. ; Boone, Chris D. ; Walker, Kaley A. ; Jucks, Kenneth W. ; Toon, Geoffrey C. ; Margitan, James J. ; Sen, Bhaswar ; Webster, Christopher R. ; Christensen, Lance E. ; Elkins, James W. ; Atlas, Elliot L ; Lueb, Richard A. ; Hendershot, Roger. / Early validation analyses of atmospheric profiles from EOS MLS on the Aura satellite. In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006 ; Vol. 44, No. 5. pp. 1106-1121.
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