Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3815–3828, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3815–3828, 2018

Research article 28 Jun 2018

Research article | 28 Jun 2018

Methane profiles from GOSAT thermal infrared spectra

Arno de Lange and Jochen Landgraf

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Atmospheric methane abundances as function of altitude derived from the thermal infrared band of the Japanese GOSAT satellite show a systematic bias. It has been shown that simple correction schemes can lead to undesired consequences. This paper discusses a more elaborate approach, resulting in methane profiles that fall within 2 % of independent reference measurements and models. This is true for different scenes around the globe and over the full altitude range.