Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
19 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 19 Mar 2021

Residual temperature bias effects in stratospheric species distributions from LIMS

Ellis Remsberg, V. Lynn Harvey, Arlin Krueger, and Murali Natarajan


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jan 2021) by Christian von Savigny
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jan 2021) by Christian von Savigny
AR by Ellis Remsberg on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Feb 2021) by Christian von Savigny
Short summary
The LIMS satellite instrument operated in 1978/1979 and provided profiles of temperature (T) and four key species. LIMS viewed the atmosphere in opposite directions on its ascending (A) vs. descending (D) orbital segments. We find that (A-D) diagnostic plots of the species contain residual T biases that are a problem for assimilation of profiles in re-analyses. Even so, the combined data yield fields of O3 and H2O that agree well with that of the dynamical tracer, potential vorticity.