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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3815–3828, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3815-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3815–3828, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3815-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Jun 2018

Research article | 28 Jun 2018

Methane profiles from GOSAT thermal infrared spectra

Arno de Lange and Jochen Landgraf
Data sets

GOSAT Data Archive Service GOSAT Data Processing https://data2.gosat.nies.go.jp

TCCON Data TCCON https://tccondata.org/

ECMWF MACC GHG inversions ECMWF MACC http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/macc-ghg-inversions/

CarbonTracker Data CarbonTracker https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/ftpdata.html

ECMWF Interim Full Daily Data ECMWF http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/

Data used in Figures A. de Lange and J. Landgraf ftp://ftp.sron.nl/open-access-data/jochen/de_Lange_2018

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Atmospheric methane abundances as function of altitude derived from the thermal infrared band of the Japanese GOSAT satellite show a systematic bias. It has been shown that simple correction schemes can lead to undesired consequences. This paper discusses a more elaborate approach, resulting in methane profiles that fall within 2 % of independent reference measurements and models. This is true for different scenes around the globe and over the full altitude range.
Atmospheric methane abundances as function of altitude derived from the thermal infrared band of...
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