Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6837–6852, 2020

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6837–6852, 2020

Research article 16 Dec 2020

Research article | 16 Dec 2020

Validation of SMILES HCl profiles over a wide range from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere

Seidai Nara et al.

Data sets

GES DISC Data Archive NASA

EOS MLS data, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Aura/MLS


Inversion for Limb Infrared Atmospheric Sounding J. Xu

Short summary
In the atmosphere, more than 80 % of chlorine compounds are anthropogenic. Hydrogen chloride (HCl), the main stratospheric chlorine reservoir, is useful to estimate the total budget of the atmospheric chlorine compounds. We report, for the first time, the HCl vertical distribution from the middle troposphere to the lower thermosphere using a high-sensitivity SMILES measurement; the data quality is quantified by comparisons with other measurements and via theoretical error analysis.