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Volume 9, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 6081–6100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-6081-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 6081–6100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-6081-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Dec 2016

Research article | 20 Dec 2016

Global distributions of CO2 volume mixing ratio in the middle and upper atmosphere from daytime MIPAS high-resolution spectra

Á. Aythami Jurado-Navarro et al.

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We present global distributions of CO2 concentrations in the upper atmosphere (70–140 km) derived from high-resolution 4.3 µm MIPAS spectra from 2005 to 2012. CO2 relative abundances have been measured at 120–140 km for the first time. The data have an unprecedented accuracy. CO2 shows a strong seasonal behaviour. CO2 largely controls the temperature of the upper atmosphere and its measurement is very important for understanding the impact of climate change in this region.
We present global distributions of CO2 concentrations in the upper atmosphere (70–140 km)...
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