Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5013–5031, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5013-2020

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric Limb measurements: Instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5013–5031, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5013-2020

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 et al.

Data sets

Level2 data dashboard OdinSMR http://odin.rss.chalmers.se/level2

Available Data KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) http://www.imk-asf.kit.edu/english/308.php

MLS/Aura Level 2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Mixing Ratio V004 M. Schwartz, H. Pumphrey, N. Livesey, and W. Read https://doi.org/10.5067/Aura/MLS/DATA2005

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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.