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On the determination of atmospheric minor gases by the method of vanishing partial derivatives with application to CO2

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dc.contributor.author Chahine, M.
dc.contributor.author Barnet, C.
dc.contributor.author Olsen, E. T.
dc.contributor.author Chen, L.
dc.contributor.author Maddy, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-04T18:07:46Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-04T18:07:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L22803. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L22803.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-1984
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39227
dc.description.abstract We present a general method for the determination of minor gases in the troposphere from high spectral resolution observations. In this method, we make use of a general property of the total differential of multi-variable functions to separate the contributions of each individual minor gas. We have applied this method to derive the mixing ratio of carbon dioxide in the mid-troposphere using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) currently flying on the NASA Aqua Mission. We compare our results to the aircraft flask CO2 measurements obtained by H. Matsueda et al. over the western Pacific and demonstrate skill in tracking the measured 5 ppmv seasonal variation with an accuracy of 0.43 ± 1.20 ppmv. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 170655 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) en
dc.subject minor gases en
dc.title On the determination of atmospheric minor gases by the method of vanishing partial derivatives with application to CO2 en
dc.type Article en


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