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Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3697-3718, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3697-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3697-3718, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3697-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 09 Oct 2017

Research article | 09 Oct 2017

Comparison of the GOSAT TANSO-FTS TIR CH4 volume mixing ratio vertical profiles with those measured by ACE-FTS, ESA MIPAS, IMK-IAA MIPAS, and 16 NDACC stations

Kevin S. Olsen et al.
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The primary instrument on the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) is the Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observations (TANSO) Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). TANSO-FTS has a thermal infrared channel to retrieve vertical profiles of CO2 and CH4 volume mixing ratios in the troposphere. We compare the retrieved vertical profiles of CH4 from TANSO-FTS with those from two other spaceborne FTSs and with ground-based FTS observatories to assess their quality.
The primary instrument on the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) is the Thermal And...
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