Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 309–321, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-309-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 309–321, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-309-2020

Research article 29 Jan 2020

Research article | 29 Jan 2020

Atmospheric ammonia retrieval from the TANSO-FTS/GOSAT thermal infrared sounder

Yu Someya et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2019) by Kimberly Strong
AR by Yu Someya on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2019) by Kimberly Strong
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Short summary
This study presents a novel ammonia retrieval system we developed GOSAT. This system was used to derive estimates of global atmospheric ammonia concentrations between 2009 and 2014. The results demonstrated significantly high concentrations stemming from six anthropogenic emission source areas and four biomass burning ones. Their horizontal and temporal distributions were compared with those from IASI. They were totally consistent and the causes of the differences were discussed.