Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Research article
29 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 29 Apr 2020

Validation of acetonitrile (CH3CN) measurements in the stratosphere and lower mesosphere from the SMILES instrument on the International Space Station

Tamaki Fujinawa, Tomohiro O. Sato, Takayoshi Yamada, Seidai Nara, Yuki Uchiyama, Kodai Takahashi, Naohiro Yoshida, and Yasuko Kasai


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AR by Tamaki Fujinawa on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2020) by Alyn Lambert
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Feb 2020) by Alyn Lambert
AR by Tamaki Fujinawa on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2020) by Alyn Lambert
Short summary
We performed an error analysis of SMILES observations for acetonitrile and a validation using the MLS observations by extracting the coincident points between SMILES and MLS data. The major error sources for the SMILES observations were quantitatively estimated. At upper pressure levels the difference between the two datasets increased because of an uncertainty in MLS observations. The results showed that SMILES has an advantage in measuring acetonitrile in the upper stratosphere and mesosphere.