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J. Koo, et al.
Global climatology based on the ACE-FTS version 3.5 dataset: Addition of mesospheric levels and carbon-containing species in the UTLS
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Satellite Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy: Joint ACE-Odin Meeting, October 2015), 186, 52-62, 2017; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.07.003,
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Abstract


In this paper, we present a new climatology based on the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) version 3.5 data set from February 2004 to February 2013. This extends the ACE-FTS climatology to include profile information in the mesosphere and carbon-containing species in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Climatologies of 21 species, based on nine years of observations, are calculated, providing the most comprehensive and self-consistent climatology available from limb-viewing satellite measurements. Pressure levels from the upper troposphere to the mesosphere and lower thermosphere are included with ~3 to 4 km vertical resolution up to 10−4 hPa (~105 km). Volume mixing ratio values are filtered prior to the climatology estimation using the ACE-FTS data quality recommendations. The multi-year mean climatology contains zonal mean profiles for monthly and three-monthly (DJF, MAM, JJA, and SON) periods. These are provided with 5-degree spacing in either latitude or equivalent latitude. Also, the local daytime and nighttime distributions are provided separately for nitrogen-containing species, enabling diurnal differences to be investigated. Based on this climatology, examples of typical spatiotemporal patterns for trace gases in the mesosphere and for carbon-containing gases in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere are discussed.

Reference


@article{KOO201752,
  author = "J. Koo and K. A. Walker and A. Jones and P. E. Sheese and C. D. Boone and P. F. Bernath and G. L. Manney",
  title = "Global climatology based on the ACE-FTS version 3.5 dataset: Addition of mesospheric levels and carbon-containing species in the UTLS",
  year = 2017,
  journal = "Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer",
  volume = 186,
  pages = "52-62",
  month = "Jan",
  keywords = "ACE-FTS",
  doi = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.07.003",
  url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022407316301066",
  note = "Satellite Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy: Joint ACE-Odin Meeting, October 2015"
}
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