Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1927–1956, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1927-2017

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1927–1956, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1927-2017

Research article 01 Jun 2017

Research article | 01 Jun 2017

Validation of MOPITT carbon monoxide using ground-based Fourier transform infrared spectrometer data from NDACC

Rebecca R. Buchholz et al.

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The study presents the first systematic use of ground-based remote-sensing data from the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) to validate satellite-based Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) total column carbon monoxide (CO). MOPITT generally shows low bias with respect to the ground-based instruments. The geographic and temporal dependence of validation results are determined. Our findings inform some recommendations for using MOPITT measurements.