Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4079–4096, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4079-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4079–4096, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4079-2020

Research article 30 Jul 2020

Research article | 30 Jul 2020

Methane and nitrous oxide from ground-based FTIR at Addis Ababa: observations, error analysis, and comparison with satellite data

Temesgen Yirdaw Berhe et al.

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AR by Temesgen Yirdaw on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2019) by Helen Worden
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Nov 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Dec 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Dec 2019) by Helen Worden
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2020) by Helen Worden
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Mar 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Mar 2020) by Helen Worden
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 May 2020) by Helen Worden
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jun 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jun 2020) by Helen Worden
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Short summary
The retrieved CH4 and N2O VMR and column amounts from Addis Ababa, tropical site, are found to exhibit very good agreement with all coincident satellite observations (MIPAS, MLS, and AIRS). Furthermore, the bias obtained from the comparison is comparable to the precision of FTIR measurement, which allows the use of data in further scientific studies as it represents a unique environment of tropical Africa, a region poorly investigated in the past.