Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2315-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2315-2016
Research article
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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, Eliezer Sepúlveda, Matthias Schneider, Frank Hase, Thomas August, Thomas Blumenstock, Sven Kühl, Rosemary Munro, Ángel Jesús Gómez-Peláez, Tim Hultberg, Alberto Redondas, Sabine Barthlott, Andreas Wiegele, Yenny González, and Esther Sanromá

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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.