Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5823–5857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5823-2021

Special issue: Water vapour in the upper troposphere and middle atmosphere:...

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5823–5857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5823-2021

Research article 27 Aug 2021

Research article | 27 Aug 2021

Improvement of Odin/SMR water vapour and temperature measurements and validation of the obtained data sets

Francesco Grieco et al.

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We present improved Odin/SMR mesospheric H2O concentration and temperature data sets, reprocessed assuming a bigger sideband leakage of the instrument. The validation study shows how the improved SMR data sets agree better with other instruments' observations than the old SMR version did. Given their unique time extension and geographical coverage, and H2O being a good tracer of mesospheric circulation, the new data sets are valuable for the study of dynamical processes and multi-year trends.