Validation of Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Ozone by ozonesonde and lidar measurements

Y. B. Jiang, L. Froidevaux, A. Lambert, N. J. Livesey, W. G. Read, J. W. Waters, B. Bojkov, T. Leblanc, I. S. McDermid, S. Godin-Beekmann, M. J. Filipiak, R. S. Harwood, R. A. Fuller, W. H. Daffer, B. J. Drouin, R. E. Cofield, D. T. Cuddy, R. F. Jarnot, B. W. Knosp, V. S. Perun & 39 others M. J. Schwartz, W. V. Snyder, P. C. Stek, R. P. Thurstans, P. A. Wagner, M. Allaart, S. B. Andersen, G. Bodeker, B. Calpini, H. Claude, G. Coetzee, J. Davies, H. De Backer, H. Dier, M. Fujiwara, B. Johnson, H. Kelder, N. P. Leme, G. König-Langlo, E. Kyro, G. Laneve, L. S. Fook, J. Merrill, G. Morris, M. Newchurch, S. Oltmans, M. C. Parrondos, F. Posny, F. Schmidlin, P. Skrivankova, R. Stubi, D. Tarasick, Anne Mee Thompson, V. Thouret, P. Viatte, H. Vömel, P. von Der Gathen, M. Yela, G. Zablocki

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We present validation studies of MLS version 2.2 upper tropospheric and stratospheric ozone profiles using ozonesonde and lidar data as well as climatological data. Ozone measurements from over 60 ozonesonde stations worldwide and three lidar stations are compared with coincident MLS data. The MLS ozone stratospheric data between 150 and 3 hPa agree well with ozonesonde measurements, within 8% for the global average. MLS values at 215 hPa are biased high compared to ozonesondes by ∼20% at middle to high latitude, although there is a lot of variability in this altitude region. Comparisons between MLS and ground-based lidar measurements from Mauna Loa, Hawaii, from the Table Mountain Facility, California, and from the Observatoire de Haute- Provence, France, give very good agreement, within ∼5%, for the stratospheric values. The comparisons between MLS and the Table Mountain Facility tropospheric ozone lidar show that MLS data are biased high by ∼30% at 215 hPa, consistent with that indicated by the ozonesonde data. We obtain better global average agreement between MLS and ozonesonde partial column values down to 215 hPa, although the average MLS values at low to middle latitudes are higher than the ozonesonde values by up to a few percent. MLS v2.2 ozone data agree better than the MLS v1.5 data with ozonesonde and lidar measurements. MLS tropical data show the wave one longitudinal pattern in the upper troposphere, with similarities to the average distribution from ozonesondes. High upper tropospheric ozone values are also observed by MLS in the tropical Pacific from June to November.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberD24S34
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres
Volume112
Issue number24
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Jiang, Y. B., Froidevaux, L., Lambert, A., Livesey, N. J., Read, W. G., Waters, J. W., ... Zablocki, G. (2007). Validation of Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Ozone by ozonesonde and lidar measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 112(24), [D24S34]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD008776
Jiang, Y. B. ; Froidevaux, L. ; Lambert, A. ; Livesey, N. J. ; Read, W. G. ; Waters, J. W. ; Bojkov, B. ; Leblanc, T. ; McDermid, I. S. ; Godin-Beekmann, S. ; Filipiak, M. J. ; Harwood, R. S. ; Fuller, R. A. ; Daffer, W. H. ; Drouin, B. J. ; Cofield, R. E. ; Cuddy, D. T. ; Jarnot, R. F. ; Knosp, B. W. ; Perun, V. S. ; Schwartz, M. J. ; Snyder, W. V. ; Stek, P. C. ; Thurstans, R. P. ; Wagner, P. A. ; Allaart, M. ; Andersen, S. B. ; Bodeker, G. ; Calpini, B. ; Claude, H. ; Coetzee, G. ; Davies, J. ; De Backer, H. ; Dier, H. ; Fujiwara, M. ; Johnson, B. ; Kelder, H. ; Leme, N. P. ; König-Langlo, G. ; Kyro, E. ; Laneve, G. ; Fook, L. S. ; Merrill, J. ; Morris, G. ; Newchurch, M. ; Oltmans, S. ; Parrondos, M. C. ; Posny, F. ; Schmidlin, F. ; Skrivankova, P. ; Stubi, R. ; Tarasick, D. ; Thompson, Anne Mee ; Thouret, V. ; Viatte, P. ; Vömel, H. ; von Der Gathen, P. ; Yela, M. ; Zablocki, G. / Validation of Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Ozone by ozonesonde and lidar measurements. In: Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 2007 ; Vol. 112, No. 24.
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