Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2315–2333, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2315-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2315–2333, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2315-2016

Research article 25 May 2016

Research article | 25 May 2016

Consistency and quality assessment of the Metop-A/IASI and Metop-B/IASI operational trace gas products (O3, CO, N2O, CH4, and CO2) in the subtropical North Atlantic

Omaira Elena García et al.

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Atmospheric remote sounding from space is fundamental for investigating the processes driving climate change. However, for a correct scientific interpretation of these records a documentation of their quality is required. In this context, this paper exploits the high potential of the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory, as a ground-based reference site, to perform the first comprehensive validation of the EUMETSAT atmospheric trace gas products O3, CH4, N2O, CO and CO2 of the remote sensor IASI.