Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3567–3576, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3567-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3567–3576, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3567-2016

Research article 03 Aug 2016

Research article | 03 Aug 2016

Satellite observation of atmospheric methane: intercomparison between AIRS and GOSAT TANSO-FTS retrievals

Mingmin Zou et al.

Data sets

AIRS V6 CH4 product Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (DISC) http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&project=AIRS

GOSAT TANSO-FTS TIR Level 2 CH4 product GOSAT user interface gateway (GUIG) https://data.gosat.nies.go.jp/GosatUserInterfaceGateway/guig/GuigPage/open.do

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Short summary
Both AIRS and GOSAT TANSO-FTS TIR have been used to retrieve atmosphere CH4. The purpose of an intercomparison is to provide useful information to users on the characteristics of these two different products when they investigate the spatial and temporal variation of CH4. On the other hand, AIRS V6 CH4 data were already validated by comparing with aircraft data. This intercomparison is also a kind of indirect validation to GOSAT data.