Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
22 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 22 Aug 2022

Evaluation of MOPITT and TROPOMI carbon monoxide retrievals using AirCore in situ vertical profiles

Sara Martínez-Alonso, Merritt N. Deeter, Bianca C. Baier, Kathryn McKain, Helen Worden, Tobias Borsdorff, Colm Sweeney, and Ilse Aben


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-54', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sara Martinez-Alonso, 12 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-54', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sara Martinez-Alonso, 29 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sara Martinez-Alonso on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Aug 2022) by Frank Hase
Short summary
AirCore is a novel balloon sampling system that can measure, among others, vertical profiles of carbon monoxide (CO) from 25–30 km of altitude to near the surface. Our analyses of AirCore and satellite CO data show that AirCore profiles are suited for satellite data validation, the use of shorter aircraft vertical profiles in satellite validation results in small errors (1–3 percent points) mostly at 300 hPa and above, and the error introduced by clouds in TROPOMI land data is small (1–2 %).