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Volume 9, issue 12 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5895-5909, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5895-2016
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Research article 09 Dec 2016

Research article | 09 Dec 2016

Harmonisation and diagnostics of MIPAS ESA CH4 and N2O profiles using data assimilation

Quentin Errera et al.
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When this study started, its goal was to provide a reanalysis of the stratospheric composition of methane and nitrous oxide, two important sources of hydrogen and nitrogen species in the stratosphere that influence the ozone abundance. However, the goal changed when several issues in the assimilated observations were discovered. Finally, this study illustrates how data assimilation methods can be used to add value to the observations as well as to diagnose their limitations.
When this study started, its goal was to provide a reanalysis of the stratospheric composition...
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