Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Research article
20 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 20 Oct 2022

Assessment of the error budget for stratospheric ozone profiles retrieved from OMPS limb scatter measurements

Carlo Arosio, Alexei Rozanov, Victor Gorshelev, Alexandra Laeng, and John P. Burrows

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This paper characterizes the uncertainties affecting the ozone profiles retrieved at the University of Bremen through OMPS limb satellite observations. An accurate knowledge of the uncertainties is relevant for the validation of the product and to correctly interpret the retrieval results. We investigate several sources of uncertainties, estimate a total random and systematic component, and verify the consistency of the combined OMPS-MLS total uncertainty.