Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1961–1980, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1961-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1961–1980, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1961-2016

Research article 03 May 2016

Research article | 03 May 2016

Methane cross-validation between three Fourier transform spectrometers: SCISAT ACE-FTS, GOSAT TANSO-FTS, and ground-based FTS measurements in the Canadian high Arctic

Gerrit Holl et al.

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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and we need to measure it globally with satellite instruments. We compare measurements from two satellites with measurements from the ground in Eureka, Nunavut, Canada to assess their different strengths and weaknesses. The differences between measurements are discussed and assessed considering the details of each measurement technique and processing. Recommendations are provided for utilization of these data sets for monitoring methane in the high Arctic.