Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4561–4580, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4561-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4561–4580, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4561-2019

Research article 28 Aug 2019

Research article | 28 Aug 2019

Radiance-based retrieval bias mitigation for the MOPITT instrument: the version 8 product

Merritt N. Deeter et al.

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Short summary
The MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) satellite instrument has been making nearly continuous observations of atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) since 2000. MOPITT CO retrievals are routinely used to analyze emissions from fossil fuels and biomass burning, as well as the atmospheric transport of those emissions. This paper describes recent enhancements to the MOPITT retrieval algorithm. New validation results illustrate clear improvements in the fidelity of the MOPITT product.