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MATR thermal channel analysis and results for autumn 2001 campaign
Author(s): Jianguo Niu; Merritt N. Deeter; Allan Hills; Daniel Ziskin; Gene Francis; David P. Edwards; John C. Gille
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Paper Abstract

The MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) Airborne Test Radiometer (MATR) uses gas filter correlation radiometry from high altitude aircraft to measure tropospheric carbon monoxide. This is in support of the ongoing validation campaign for the MOPITT instrument on board the Tera Satellite. This paper reports on a recent study of MATR CO retrievals using observations of thermal radiation during the autumn of 2001 in western United States. Retrievals of CO were performed and compared to in-situ sampling with less than 7% retrieval error relative to the in-situ total column amount. The effects that influence the retrieval such as the instrument sensitivity, the retrieval sensitivity, and bias between observations and the radiation model are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5157, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V, (3 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508311
Show Author Affiliations
Jianguo Niu, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Merritt N. Deeter, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Allan Hills, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Daniel Ziskin, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Gene Francis, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
David P. Edwards, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
John C. Gille, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5157:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V
Allen M. Larar; Joseph A. Shaw; Zhaobo Sun, Editor(s)

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