M. McHugh, et al.
Comparison of atmospheric retrievals from ACE and HALOE
Geophysical Research Letters, 32(15), L15S10, 2005; doi: 10.1029/2005GL022403
N2O HDO 18OO2 O18OO O17OO N15NO 15NNO N218O H217O 13CH4 CH3D H218O H217O O3 HF HCl H2O CH4 NO NO2 Middle atmosphere


[1] Atmospheric retrievals from ACE are compared to nearly coincident measurements from HALOE. Comparisons are done for O3, HF, HCl, H2O, CH4, NO, NO2, and temperature. Statistics from 32 profile pairs that were reasonably close in space and time are presented. The temperature retrievals agree to within ±2 K, an important result as all other retrievals depend on this. ACE gas retrievals are typically higher than HALOE, with the exception of NO and NO2 where HALOE is higher. This comparison helps provide traceability between two important complementary remote sensing missions, lends confidence to the initial ACE dataset, and provides a baseline for future retrieval improvements.


  author = "M. McHugh and B. Magill and K. A. Walker and C. D. Boone and P. F. Bernath and J. M. Russell",
  title = "Comparison of atmospheric retrievals from ACE and HALOE",
  year = 2005,
  journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
  volume = 32,
  number = 15,
  pages = "L15S10",
  month = "Jun",
  keywords = "N2O, HDO, 18OO2, O18OO, O17OO, N15NO, 15NNO, N218O, H217O, 13CH4, CH3D, H218O, H217O, O3, HF, HCl, H2O, CH4, NO, NO2, Middle atmosphere",
  doi = "10.1029/2005GL022403",
  url = ""
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