Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-853-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-853-2019
Research article
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07 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 07 Feb 2019

3-D tomographic limb sounder retrieval techniques: irregular grids and Laplacian regularisation

Lukas Krasauskas, Jörn Ungermann, Stefan Ensmann, Isabell Krisch, Erik Kretschmer, Peter Preusse, and Martin Riese

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Many limb sounder measurements from the same atmospheric region taken at different angles can be combined into a 3-D tomographic image of the atmosphere. Mathematically, this is a complex, computationally expensive, underdetermined problem that needs additional constraints (regularisation). We introduce an improved regularisation method based on physical properties of the atmosphere with a new irregular grid implementation. Simulated data tests show improved results and lower computational cost.