Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2097–2111, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2097–2111, 2019

Research article 04 Apr 2019

Research article | 04 Apr 2019

Optimal estimation method retrievals of stratospheric ozone profiles from a DIAL

Ghazal Farhani et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Mar 2019) by Frank Hase
Short summary
This paper presents a new application of the optimal estimation method (OEM) for the retrieval of ozone density profiles from DIAL measurements. The OEM results show excellent agreement with coincident ozonesonde measurements, with improved resolution over the traditional technique. The method also provides averaging kernels (facilitating comparison with other instruments), the vertical resolution of the retrieval, and a complete random and systematic uncertainty budget.