Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3617–3629, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3617-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3617–3629, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3617-2015
Research article
08 Sep 2015
Research article | 08 Sep 2015

Mapping spectroscopic uncertainties into prospective methane retrieval errors from Sentinel-5 and its precursor

R. Checa-Garcia et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 2,796 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,452 1,166 178 2,796 128 109
  • HTML: 1,452
  • PDF: 1,166
  • XML: 178
  • Total: 2,796
  • BibTeX: 128
  • EndNote: 109
Views and downloads (calculated since 29 Jan 2015)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 29 Jan 2015)

Cited

Saved (final revised paper)

Saved (final revised paper)

Latest update: 05 Dec 2022
Download
Short summary
The future satellite missions Sentinel-5 and its precursor will monitor methane column average dry air mole fractions. The ambitious accuracy required on regional scales demands a characterization of the systematic error sources in which spectroscopic uncertainties are crucial. This study investigates how methane and water vapour spectroscopic errors propagate into retrieval errors, showing that spectroscopy-induced errors exceed 0.6% in large parts of the world and are regionally correlated.