Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Research article
06 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2017

Global height-resolved methane retrievals from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) on MetOp

Richard Siddans, Diane Knappett, Brian Kerridge, Alison Waterfall, Jane Hurley, Barry Latter, Hartmut Boesch, and Robert Parker

Data sets

STFC RAL methane retrievals from IASI on board MetOp-A, version 1.0 R. Siddans, D. Knappett, B. Kerridge, B. Latter, A. Waterfall, J. Hurley, and J. Walker

Short summary
This paper describes an algorithm to infer the global atmospheric distribution of the greenhouse gas methane, from measurements made by the infrared, nadir-viewing spectrometer IASI, on board the MetOp polar orbiting satellites. The algorithm has been applied to 9 years of data. Results are presented and validated by comparison to independent measurements.