Comparison of GPS/SAC-C and MIPAS/ENVISAT temperature profiles and its possible implementation for EOS MLS observations

Jonathan H. Jiang, Ding Yi Wang, Larry L. Romans, Chi O. Ao, Michael J. Schwartz, Gabriele P. Stiller, Thomas Von Clarmann, Manuel López-Puertas, Bernd Funke, Sergio Gil-López, Norbert Glatthor, Udo Grabowski, Michael Höpfner, Sylvia Kellmann, Michael Kiefer, Andrea Linden, Gizaw Mengistu Tsidu, Mathias Milz, Tilman Steck, Herbert Fischer

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Abstract

This analysis presents comparisons of the atmospheric temperatures retrieved from GPS/SAC-C radio occultation observations using the JPL retrieval software, and from MIPAS/ENVISAT infrared spectrum measurements using the IMK data processor. Both individual profiles and zonal means of the atmospheric temperature at different seasons and geo-locations show reasonable agreement. For the temperatures at altitudes between 8-30 km, the mean differences between the correlative measurements are estimated at less than 2 K with rms deviations less than 5 K. A similar cross comparison technique can be used to help validate the observed temperatures from the new EOS MLS instrument, to be launched in 2004.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarth Observation with CHAMP: Results from Three Years in Orbit
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages573-578
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540228042
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Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Jiang, J. H., Wang, D. Y., Romans, L. L., Ao, C. O., Schwartz, M. J., Stiller, G. P., Von Clarmann, T., López-Puertas, M., Funke, B., Gil-López, S., Glatthor, N., Grabowski, U., Höpfner, M., Kellmann, S., Kiefer, M., Linden, A., Tsidu, G. M., Milz, M., Steck, T., & Fischer, H. (2005). Comparison of GPS/SAC-C and MIPAS/ENVISAT temperature profiles and its possible implementation for EOS MLS observations. In Earth Observation with CHAMP: Results from Three Years in Orbit (pp. 573-578). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-26800-6_91