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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 765-779, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-765-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 765-779, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-765-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 02 Mar 2016

Research article | 02 Mar 2016

Validation of revised methane and nitrous oxide profiles from MIPAS–ENVISAT

Johannes Plieninger et al.
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We compare concentration profiles of methane and nitrous oxide measured from MIPAS-ENVISAT and derived with a new retrieval setup to those measured by other satellite instruments and to surface measurements. For methane we use profiles measured by ACE-FTS, HALOE and SCIAMACHY; for nitrous oxide we use profiles measured by ACE-FTS, Aura-MLS and Odin-SMR for the comparisons. We give a quantitative bias estimation and compare the estimated errors provided by the instruments.
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