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Volume 10, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 939–953, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-939-2017
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 939–953, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-939-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Mar 2017

Research article | 10 Mar 2017

Characterization of the OCO-2 instrument line shape functions using on-orbit solar measurements

Kang Sun et al.

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Accurately characterizing the instrument line shape (ILS) of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is challenging and highly important due to its high spectral resolution and requirement for retrieval accuracy. Measured ILS during preflight experiments has been used in the OCO-2 CO2 retrieval. This study derives the on-orbit ILS of OCO-2 using its solar measurements and answers the questions whether on-orbit ILS has changed compared to preflight and whether it varies during the mission.
Accurately characterizing the instrument line shape (ILS) of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2...
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