Articles | Volume 10, issue 7
Research article
19 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2017

A climate-scale satellite record for carbon monoxide: the MOPITT Version 7 product

Merritt N. Deeter, David P. Edwards, Gene L. Francis, John C. Gille, Sara Martínez-Alonso, Helen M. Worden, and Colm Sweeney

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Cited articles

Deeter, M. N.: MOPITT Version 5 Product User's Guide, available at: (last access: 18 March 2011), 2011.
Deeter, M. N., Francis, G., Edwards, D. P., McKernan, E., and Drummond, J.: Operational validation of the MOPITT instrument optical filters, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 19, 1772–1782,<1772:OVOTMI>2.0.CO;2, 2002.
Deeter, M. N., Emmons, L. K., Francis, G. L., Edwards, D. P., Gille, J. C., Warner, J. X., Khattatov, B., Ziskin, D., Lamarque, J.-F., Ho, S.-P., Yudin, V., Attié, J.-L., Packman, D., Chen, J., Mao, D., and Drummond, J. R.: Operational carbon monoxide retrieval algorithm and selected results for the MOPITT instrument, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4399,, 2003.
Deeter, M. N., Edwards, D. P., and Gille, J. C.: Retrievals of carbon monoxide profiles from MOPITT observations using lognormal a priori statistics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D11311,, 2007.
Deeter, M. N., Edwards, D. P., Gille, J. C., Emmons, L. K., Francis, G., Ho, S.-P., Mao, D., Masters, D., Worden, H., Drummond, J. R., and Novelli, P. C.: The MOPITT version 4 CO product: algorithm enhancements, validation, and long-term stability, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D07306,, 2010.
Short summary
This manuscript describes the methods used for deriving the latest version 7 product for atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) from measurements made by the MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) satellite instrument. Comparisons of MOPITT-retrieved CO vertical profiles with in situ data measured from aircraft are also presented, and they demonstrate clear improvements relative to earlier MOPITT products. The new CO product is appropriate for a wide variety of applications.