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Calibration of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network using aircraft profile data

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Abstract


  • The Total Carbon Column Observing Network

    (TCCON) produces precise measurements of the column average

    dry-air mole fractions of CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and

    H2O at a variety of sites worldwide. These observations rely

    on spectroscopic parameters that are not known with sufficient

    accuracy to compute total columns that can be used

    in combination with in situ measurements. The TCCON

    must therefore be calibrated to World Meteorological Orga-nization (WMO) in situ trace gas measurement scales. We

    present a calibration of TCCON data using WMO-scale instrumentation

    aboard aircraft that measured profiles over four

    TCCON stations during 2008 and 2009. These calibrations

    are compared with similar observations made in 2004 and

    2006. The results indicate that a single, global calibration

    factor for each gas accurately captures the TCCON total column

    data within error.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Wennberg, Paul O. (external author)
  •   Wofsy, Steven C. (external author)
  •   Stephens, Robert S. (external author)
  •   Fischer, M K.R.. (external author)
  •   Uchino, Osamu (external author)
  •   Abshire, J (external author)
  •   Bernath, Peter (external author)
  •   Biraud, S C. (external author)
  •   Blavier, Jean-Francois L. (external author)
  •   Boone, C D. (external author)
  •   Bowman, K P. (external author)
  •   Browell, E V. (external author)
  •   Campos, T (external author)
  •   Connor, Brian J. (external author)
  •   Daube, Bruce C. (external author)
  •   Deutscher, Nicholas
  •   Diao, M (external author)
  •   Elkins, J W. (external author)
  •   Gerbig, Christoph (external author)
  •   Gottlieb, E (external author)
  •   Griffith, David
  •   Hurst, D F. (external author)
  •   Jimenez, Rodrigo (external author)
  •   Keppel-Aleks, Gretchen (external author)
  •   Kort, E A. (external author)
  •   Macatangay, Ronald (external author)
  •   Machidda, T (external author)
  •   Matsueda, H (external author)
  •   Moore, F (external author)
  •   Morino, Isamu (external author)
  •   Park, S (external author)
  •   Robinson, John (external author)
  •   Roehl, Coleen M. (external author)
  •   Sawa, Y (external author)
  •   Sherlock, Vanessa (external author)
  •   Sweeney, C (external author)
  •   Tanaka, T (external author)
  •   Zondlo, M A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Toon, G., Wennberg, P. O., Wofsy, S. C., Stephens, R. S., Fischer, M. K.R.., Uchino, O., Abshire, J., Bernath, P., Biraud, S., Blavier, J., Boone, C., Bowman, K. P., Browell, E. V., Campos, T., Connor, B., Daube, B. C., Deutscher, N. M., Diao, M., Elkins, J. W., Gerbig, C., Gottlieb, E., Griffith, D. W., Hurst, D. F., Jimenez, R., Keppel-Aleks, G., Kort, E. A., Macatangay, R., Machidda, T., Matsueda, H., Moore, F., Morino, I., Park, S., Robinson, J., Roehl, C. M., Sawa, Y., Sherlock, V., Sweeney, C., Tanaka, T. & Zondlo, M. A. (2010). Calibration of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network using aircraft profile data. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 3 (5), 1351-1362.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84862832877

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1776&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/737

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1351

End Page


  • 1362

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • The Total Carbon Column Observing Network

    (TCCON) produces precise measurements of the column average

    dry-air mole fractions of CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and

    H2O at a variety of sites worldwide. These observations rely

    on spectroscopic parameters that are not known with sufficient

    accuracy to compute total columns that can be used

    in combination with in situ measurements. The TCCON

    must therefore be calibrated to World Meteorological Orga-nization (WMO) in situ trace gas measurement scales. We

    present a calibration of TCCON data using WMO-scale instrumentation

    aboard aircraft that measured profiles over four

    TCCON stations during 2008 and 2009. These calibrations

    are compared with similar observations made in 2004 and

    2006. The results indicate that a single, global calibration

    factor for each gas accurately captures the TCCON total column

    data within error.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Wennberg, Paul O. (external author)
  •   Wofsy, Steven C. (external author)
  •   Stephens, Robert S. (external author)
  •   Fischer, M K.R.. (external author)
  •   Uchino, Osamu (external author)
  •   Abshire, J (external author)
  •   Bernath, Peter (external author)
  •   Biraud, S C. (external author)
  •   Blavier, Jean-Francois L. (external author)
  •   Boone, C D. (external author)
  •   Bowman, K P. (external author)
  •   Browell, E V. (external author)
  •   Campos, T (external author)
  •   Connor, Brian J. (external author)
  •   Daube, Bruce C. (external author)
  •   Deutscher, Nicholas
  •   Diao, M (external author)
  •   Elkins, J W. (external author)
  •   Gerbig, Christoph (external author)
  •   Gottlieb, E (external author)
  •   Griffith, David
  •   Hurst, D F. (external author)
  •   Jimenez, Rodrigo (external author)
  •   Keppel-Aleks, Gretchen (external author)
  •   Kort, E A. (external author)
  •   Macatangay, Ronald (external author)
  •   Machidda, T (external author)
  •   Matsueda, H (external author)
  •   Moore, F (external author)
  •   Morino, Isamu (external author)
  •   Park, S (external author)
  •   Robinson, John (external author)
  •   Roehl, Coleen M. (external author)
  •   Sawa, Y (external author)
  •   Sherlock, Vanessa (external author)
  •   Sweeney, C (external author)
  •   Tanaka, T (external author)
  •   Zondlo, M A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Toon, G., Wennberg, P. O., Wofsy, S. C., Stephens, R. S., Fischer, M. K.R.., Uchino, O., Abshire, J., Bernath, P., Biraud, S., Blavier, J., Boone, C., Bowman, K. P., Browell, E. V., Campos, T., Connor, B., Daube, B. C., Deutscher, N. M., Diao, M., Elkins, J. W., Gerbig, C., Gottlieb, E., Griffith, D. W., Hurst, D. F., Jimenez, R., Keppel-Aleks, G., Kort, E. A., Macatangay, R., Machidda, T., Matsueda, H., Moore, F., Morino, I., Park, S., Robinson, J., Roehl, C. M., Sawa, Y., Sherlock, V., Sweeney, C., Tanaka, T. & Zondlo, M. A. (2010). Calibration of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network using aircraft profile data. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 3 (5), 1351-1362.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84862832877

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1776&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/737

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1351

End Page


  • 1362

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 5