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Volume 8, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5189-5211, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-5189-2015
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5189-5211, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-5189-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Dec 2015

Research article | 10 Dec 2015

Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) satellite observations of ammonia, methanol, formic acid, and carbon monoxide over the Canadian oil sands: validation and model evaluation

M. W. Shephard et al.
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This study provides direct validations of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) satellite retrieved profiles against coincident aircraft profiles of carbon monoxide, ammonia, methanol, and formic acid, all of which are of interest for air quality. The comparisons are performed over the Canadian oil sands region during an intensive field campaign in support of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for the Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Initial model evaluations are also provided.
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