Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Research article
25 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 25 Sep 2020

Recovery and validation of Odin/SMR long-term measurements of mesospheric carbon monoxide

Francesco Grieco, Kristell Pérot, Donal Murtagh, Patrick Eriksson, Peter Forkman, Bengt Rydberg, Bernd Funke, Kaley A. Walker, and Hugh C. Pumphrey

Data sets

Level2 data dashboard OdinSMR

Available Data KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

MLS/Aura Level 2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Mixing Ratio V004 M. Schwartz, H. Pumphrey, N. Livesey, and W. Read

Short summary
We present a unique – by time extension and geographical coverage – dataset of satellite observations of carbon monoxide (CO) in the mesosphere which will allow us to study dynamical processes, since CO is a very good tracer of circulation in the mesosphere. Previously, the dataset was unusable due to instrumental artefacts that affected the measurements. We identify the cause of the artefacts, eliminate them and prove the quality of the results by comparing with other instrument measurements.