Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
12 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 12 Jun 2018

A full-mission data set of H2O and HDO columns from SCIAMACHY 2.3 µm reflectance measurements

Andreas Schneider, Tobias Borsdorff, Joost aan de Brugh, Haili Hu, and Jochen Landgraf

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Barthlott, S., Schneider, M., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Mengistu Tsidu, G., Grutter de la Mora, M., Strong, K., Notholt, J., Mahieu, E., Jones, N., and Smale, D.: The ground-based MUSICA dataset: Tropospheric water vapour isotopologues (H216O, H218O and HD16O) as obtained from NDACC/FTIR solar absorption spectra,, 2016.
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Borsdorff, T., Hasekamp, O. P., Wassmann, A., and Landgraf, J.: Insights into Tikhonov regularization: application to trace gas column retrieval and the efficient calculation of total column averaging kernels, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 523–535,, 2014.
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A new data set of vertical column densities of the water vapour isotopologues H2O and HDO retrieved from short-wave infrared measurements (2339 nm to 2383 nm) by the SCIAMACHY satellite instrument for the whole of the mission period from 2003 to 2012 is presented. The data are validated against ground-based Fourier transform infrared measurements. High-altitude stations observe different air columns; thus in this case collocated scenes with clouds around station height are needed for agreement.