Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Research article
25 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 25 Apr 2022

Quantification and mitigation of the instrument effects and uncertainties of the airborne limb imaging FTIR GLORIA

Jörn Ungermann, Anne Kleinert, Guido Maucher, Irene Bartolomé, Felix Friedl-Vallon, Sören Johansson, Lukas Krasauskas, and Tom Neubert

Data sets

Long-term global trends of atmospheric trace gases NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Trends in Atmospheric Methane E. Dlugokencky

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide E. Dlugokencky and P. Tans

Short summary
GLORIA is a 2-D infrared imaging spectrometer operated on two high-flying research aircraft. This paper details our instrument calibration and characterization efforts, which in particular leverage in-flight data almost exclusively and often exploit the novel 2-D nature of the measurements. We show that the instrument surpasses the original instrument specifications and conclude by analyzing how the derived errors affect temperature and ozone retrievals, two of our main derived quantities.