Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5979–5995, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5979–5995, 2019

Research article 18 Nov 2019

Research article | 18 Nov 2019

TCCON and NDACC XCO measurements: difference, discussion and application

Minqiang Zhou et al.

Data sets

TCCON data from Izana (ES), Release GGG2014R0 T. Blumenstock, F. Hase, M. Schneider, O.~E. Garcia, and E. Sepulveda

TCCON data from Reunion Island (RE), Release GGG2014R0 M. De Mazière, M. K. Sha, F. Desmet, C. Hermans, F. Scolas, N. Kumps, J.-M. Metzger, V. Duflot, and J.-P. Cammas

TCCON data from Wollongong (AU), Release GGG2014R0 D. W. Griffith, V. A. Velazco, N. M. Deutscher, C. Murphy, N. Jones, S. Wilson, R. Macatangay, G. Kettlewell, R. R. Buchholz, and M. Riggenbach

TCCON data from Sodankyla (FI), Release GGG2014R0 R. Kivi, P. Heikkinen, and E. Kyrö

TCCON data from Bremen (DE), Release GGG2014R0 J. Notholt, C. Petri, T. Warneke, N. M. Deutscher, M. Buschmann, C. Weinzierl, R. Macatangay, and P. Grupe

TCCON data from Ny Ålesund, Spitsbergen (NO), Release GGG2014.R0 J. Notholt, T. Warneke, C. Petri, N. M. Deutscher, C. Weinzierl, M. Palm, and M.Buschmann

TCCON data from Lauder (NZ), 125HR, Release GGG2014R0 V. Sherlock, B. J. Connor, J. Robinson, H. Shiona, D. Smale, and D. Pollard

Short summary
The differences between the TCCON and NDACC XCO measurements are investigated and discussed based on six NDACC–TCCON sites (Ny-Ålesund, Bremen, Izaña, Saint-Denis, Wollongong and Lauder) using data over the period 2007–2017. The smoothing errors from both TCCON and NDACC measurements are estimated. In addition, the scaling factor of the TCCON XCO data is reassessed by comparing with the AirCore measurements at Sodankylä and Orléans.