Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4707–4723, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4707–4723, 2018
Research article
13 Aug 2018
Research article | 13 Aug 2018

Differences in ozone retrieval in MIPAS channels A and AB: a spectroscopic issue

Norbert Glatthor et al.

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We report differences in ozone retrievals in channels A and AB of the space-borne Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS), which amount to up to 8 %. We provide strong evidence that the bias is caused by inconsistencies in different spectroscopic databases (MIPAS, HITRAN, GEISA). We show that a major part of the differences can be attributed to inconsistent air-broadening coefficients of the ozone lines contained in the databases.