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Volume 7, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3623-3632, 2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3623-3632, 2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Nov 2014

Research article | 05 Nov 2014

The MOPITT Version 6 product: algorithm enhancements and validation

M. N. Deeter et al.
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Deeter, M. N., Edwards, D. P., Gille, J. C., and Drummond, J. C.: CO retrievals based on MOPITT near-infrared observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D04303,, 2009.
Deeter,M. N., Edwards, D. P., Gille, J. C., Emmons, L. K., Francis, G., Ho, S.-P., Mao, D., Masters, D., Worden, H., Drummond, J. R., and Novelli, P. C.: The MOPITT version 4 CO product: Algorithm enhancements, validation, and long-term stability, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D07306,, 2010.
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The MOPITT Version 6 product for carbon monoxide (CO) incorporates several enhancements. First,...