Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6249–6304, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6249–6304, 2021
Research article
28 Sep 2021
Research article | 28 Sep 2021

Validation of methane and carbon monoxide from Sentinel-5 Precursor using TCCON and NDACC-IRWG stations

Mahesh Kumar Sha et al.

Data sets

TROPOMI Level 2 Carbon Monoxide total column products Copernicus Sentinel-5P

TROPOMI Level 2 Methane Total Column products Copernicus Sentinel-5P

2014 TCCON Data Release Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) Team

Short summary
This paper presents, for the first time, Sentinel-5 Precursor methane and carbon monoxide validation results covering a period from November 2017 to September 2020. For this study, we used global TCCON and NDACC-IRWG network data covering a wide range of atmospheric and surface conditions across different terrains. We also show the influence of a priori alignment, smoothing uncertainties and the sensitivity of the validation results towards the application of advanced co-location criteria.