Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4737–4753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4737-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4737–4753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4737-2021

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.

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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.