Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 5839-5865, 2006
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Differences between ground Dobson, Brewer and satellite TOMS-8, GOME-WFDOAS total ozone observations at Hradec Kralove, Czech
K. Vanicek
Solar and Ozone Observatory, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Hvezdrana 456, 50008 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Abstract. This paper presents key results achieved on analysis of relation between high-quality simultaneous Dobson, Brewer ground and TOMS-V8, GOME-WFDOAS satellite total ozone observations for Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Statistically significant seasonal differences with maxima up to 4% of monthly averages have been found between Dobson and Brewer measurements in winter/spring months. These differences can influence estimation of ozone trends if combined data series are used after replacement of the Dobson instrument by the Brewer spectrophotometer. The differences are mostly attributed to the influence of ozone effective temperature on ozone absorption coefficients and to total sulphur dioxide. Similar seasonal differences exist between Dobson, GOME and Brewer, TOMS data sets at Hradec Kralove while Dobson versus TOMS and Brewer versus GOME observations fit well with each other within the instrumental accuracy of spectrophotometers. The above findings are supposed to be relevant to other mid and high latitude stations and they have been confirmed by several independent analyses. The conclusions should be considered by data users because the differences between particular ground and satellite data sets can influence validation of satellite ozone observing systems and analyses of recovery of the ozone layer in mid and high latitudes, among others.

Citation: Vanicek, K.: Differences between ground Dobson, Brewer and satellite TOMS-8, GOME-WFDOAS total ozone observations at Hradec Kralove, Czech, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 5839-5865, doi:10.5194/acpd-6-5839-2006, 2006.
 
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