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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1581-1595, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-1581-2014
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Research article
04 Jun 2014
Observation of tropospheric δD by IASI over western Siberia: comparison with a general circulation model
M. Pommier1,2, J.-L. Lacour3, C. Risi4, F. M. Bréon1, C. Clerbaux2,3, P.-F. Coheur3, K. Gribanov5, D. Hurtmans3, J. Jouzel1, and V. Zakharov5 1LSCE-IPSL, UMR8212, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, CEA Saclay, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2UPMC Univ. Paris 06; Université Versailles St-Quentin; UMR8190, CNRS/INSU, LATMOS-IPSL, Paris, France
3Spectroscopie de l'Atmosphère, Chimie Quantique et Photophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
4UPMC Univ. Paris 06; UMR8539, CNRS/INSU, LMD-IPSL, Paris, France
5Climate and Environmental Physics Laboratory, Ural Federal University, Russia
Abstract. This study presents the joint H216O and HDO retrieval from Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) spectra over western Siberia. IASI is an instrument on board the MetOp-A European satellite. The global coverage of the instrument and the good signal-to-noise ratio allow us to provide information on δD over this remote region. We show that IASI measurements may be used to estimate integrated δD between the surface and 3 km altitude or from 1 to 5 km depending on the thermal contrast, with observational errors lower than 4% and 7%, respectively. The retrieved data are compared to simulations from an isotopic general circulation model, LMDZ-iso for 2011. The satellite measurements and the model agree well and they reproduce well the seasonal and day-to-day variations for δD, presenting a good correlation (r up to 0.8 with the smoothed data in summer). The IASI-based retrievals also show the seasonal variation of the specific humidity in both altitude ranges.

Citation: Pommier, M., Lacour, J.-L., Risi, C., Bréon, F. M., Clerbaux, C., Coheur, P.-F., Gribanov, K., Hurtmans, D., Jouzel, J., and Zakharov, V.: Observation of tropospheric δD by IASI over western Siberia: comparison with a general circulation model, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1581-1595, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-1581-2014, 2014.
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