Progress in tropospheric ammonia retrieval from the MIPAS satellite instrument

A. B. Burgess*, A. Dudhia, R. G. Grainger, D. Stevenson

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Abstract / Description of output

The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding is a polar orbiting high resolution mid-infrared emission limb sounder with a nominal vertical resolution of 3 km. Work to extend the list of routinely retrieved species led to the examination of ammonia, NH 3 . In this paper, we explore the feasibility of upper tropospheric retrievals around 6-km altitude, discussing appropriate methods. We demonstrate a weak north to south gradient outside the error bars, using co-addition to improve signal-to-noise and compare these first results with a model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2218-2221
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Ammonia
  • Envisat
  • NH
  • Retrieval
  • Troposphere
  • VMR


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