Articles | Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3697–3718, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3697–3718, 2017

Research article 09 Oct 2017

Research article | 09 Oct 2017

Comparison of the GOSAT TANSO-FTS TIR CH4 volume mixing ratio vertical profiles with those measured by ACE-FTS, ESA MIPAS, IMK-IAA MIPAS, and 16 NDACC stations

Kevin S. Olsen et al.

Data sets

Level 2 data ACE-FTS Science Team

ESA MIPAS Level 2 data ESA Earth Online portal

IMK-IAA MIPAS Level 2 data KIT

NDACC data ational Centers for Environmental Prediction

Short summary
The primary instrument on the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) is the Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observations (TANSO) Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS). TANSO-FTS has a thermal infrared channel to retrieve vertical profiles of CO2 and CH4 volume mixing ratios in the troposphere. We compare the retrieved vertical profiles of CH4 from TANSO-FTS with those from two other spaceborne FTSs and with ground-based FTS observatories to assess their quality.