Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 6081–6100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-6081-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 6081–6100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-6081-2016

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.