Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1393–1408, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1393–1408, 2019

Research article 01 Mar 2019

Research article | 01 Mar 2019

An intercomparison of total column-averaged nitrous oxide between ground-based FTIR TCCON and NDACC measurements at seven sites and comparisons with the GEOS-Chem model

Minqiang Zhou et al.


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Short summary
N2O is an important atmospheric gas which is observed by two ground-based FTIR networks (TCCON and NDACC). The difference between NDACC and TCCON XN2O measurements is discussed. It is found that the bias between the two networks is within their combined uncertainties. However, TCCON measurements are affected by a priori profiles. In addition, the TCCON and NDACC N2O measurements are compared with the GEOS-Chem model simulations.