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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-734
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13 Sep 2017
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This discussion paper is a preprint. It is a manuscript under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP).
Simultaneous assimilation of ozone profiles from multiple UV-VIS satellite instruments
Jacob van Peet1, Ronald van der A1,2, Hennie Kelder3, and Pieternel Levelt1,4 1Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, The Netherlands
2Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), Nanjing, China
3Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
4Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Abstract. A three-dimensional global ozone distribution has been derived from assimilation of ozone profiles that were observed by satellite. By simultaneous assimilation of ozone profiles retrieved from the nadir looking satellite instruments Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment 2 (GOME-2) and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), which measure the atmosphere at different times of the day, the quality of the derived atmospheric ozone field has been improved. The assimilation is using an extended Kalman filter in which chemical transport model TM5 has been used for the forecast. The combined assimilation of both GOME-2 and OMI improves upon the assimilation results of a single sensor. The new assimilation system has been demonstrated by processing 4 years of data from 2008 to 2011. Validation of the assimilation output by comparison with sondes show that biases vary between −5 % and +10 % between the surface and 100 hPa. The biases for the combined assimilation vary between −3 % and +3 % in the region between 100 and 10 hPa where GOME-2 and OMI are most sensitive. This is a strong improvement compared to direct retrievals of ozone profiles from satellite observations.

Citation: van Peet, J., van der A, R., Kelder, H., and Levelt, P.: Simultaneous assimilation of ozone profiles from multiple UV-VIS satellite instruments, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-734, in review, 2017.
Jacob van Peet et al.
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Ozone profiles measured by two satellite instruments have been combined with a chemical transport model of the Earth's atmosphere. The results give a better insight into the global spatial and temporal ozone distribution than either measurement or model results alone. Validation with independent measurements show biases varying between −5 % and +10 % between the surface and 100 hPa, while between 100 and 10 hPa (where the instruments are most sensitive) the biases vary between −3 % and +3 %.
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