Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Research article
19 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2022

The MOPITT Version 9 CO product: sampling enhancements and validation

Merritt Deeter, Gene Francis, John Gille, Debbie Mao, Sara Martínez-Alonso, Helen Worden, Dan Ziskin, James Drummond, Róisín Commane, Glenn Diskin, and Kathryn McKain


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-370', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Merritt Deeter, 28 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Excellent documentation accompanying MOPITT V9 release', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Merritt Deeter, 28 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Merritt Deeter on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Mar 2022) by Dietrich G. Feist
Short summary
The MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) satellite instrument uses remote sensing to obtain retrievals (measurements) of carbon monoxide (CO) in the atmosphere. This paper describes the latest MOPITT data product, Version 9. Globally, the number of daytime MOPITT retrievals over land has increased by 30 %–40 % compared to the previous product. The reported improvements in the MOPITT product should benefit a wide variety of applications including studies of pollution sources.