Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2927–2946, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2927-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2927–2946, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2927-2016

Research article 12 Jul 2016

Research article | 12 Jul 2016

Effects of polar stratospheric clouds in the Nimbus 7 LIMS Version 6 data set

Ellis Remsberg and V. Lynn Harvey

Data sets

LIMS/Nimbus-7 Level 2 E. Remsberg http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/LIMSN7L2_006.html

LIMS/Nimbus-7 Level 3 E. Remsberg http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/LIMSN7L3_006.html

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Short summary
Emissions from polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) particles affect the retrieved ozone and water vapor from the Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) satellite experiment. Threshold criteria are applied to the retrieved ozone for the detection and screening of those effects. The PSC effects correlate very well with regions of coldest temperatures (< 194 K) within the polar vortex. Retrieved nitric acid vapor is affected much less, and there is evidence of its uptake in regions of PSCs.