Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
26 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2018

Tomographic retrievals of ozone with the OMPS Limb Profiler: algorithm description and preliminary results

Daniel J. Zawada, Landon A. Rieger, Adam E. Bourassa, and Douglas A. Degenstein

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Cited articles

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The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler measures scattered sunlight, which is then inverted to obtain vertical profiles of ozone in the atmosphere. We have developed a new algorithm for inverting the data which is better suited for areas with large horizontal ozone gradients, such as the polar vortex. Data from the full currently 5-year mission have been processed and are publicly available.