Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4737–4753, 2021

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric limb measurements: instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4737–4753, 2021

Research article 29 Jun 2021

Research article | 29 Jun 2021

On the capability of the future ALTIUS ultraviolet–visible–near-infrared limb sounder to constrain modelled stratospheric ozone

Quentin Errera et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-512', Kris Wargan, 11 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Quentin Errera, 07 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-512', Yves Rochon, 21 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Quentin Errera, 07 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2020-512', Anonymous Referee #3, 24 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Quentin Errera, 07 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Quentin Errera on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2021) by Chris McLinden
Short summary
ALTIUS is a micro-satellite which will measure the distribution of the ozone layer. Micro-satellites are intended to be cost-effective, but does this make the ALTIUS measurements any less valuable? To answer this, we simulated ALTIUS data and measured how it could constrain a model of the ozone layer; we then compared these results with those obtained from the state-of-the-art NASA Aura MLS satellite ozone measurements. The outcome shows us that the ALTIUS budget instrument is indeed valuable.