Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 4977-5006, 2008
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Quality assessment of O3 profiles measured by a state-of-the-art ground-based FTIR observing system
M. Schneider1, F. Hase1, T. Blumenstock1, A. Redondas2, and E. Cuevas2
1IMK-ASF, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2Centro de Investigación Atmosférico de Izaña, Instituto Nacional de Meteorología, Spain

Abstract. Ground-based FTIR measurements are an important component of the global atmospheric monitoring system. Their essential role in validating satellite measurements requires a precise documentation of their quality. Here we present an extensive quality documentation of ground-based FTIR O3 profiles. This is done in form of theoretical and empirical error estimations. The latter is achieved by intercomparison to ECC-sonde O3 profiles. The FTIR O3 amounts are obtained by applying the currently most advanced instrumentation and retrieval strategies. It consequently presents the current potential of this remote sensing technique.

Citation: Schneider, M., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Redondas, A., and Cuevas, E.: Quality assessment of O3 profiles measured by a state-of-the-art ground-based FTIR observing system, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 4977-5006, doi:10.5194/acpd-8-4977-2008, 2008.
 
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