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Monitoring of Trace Gases over Antarctic by GaoFen-5/AIUS: Algorithm Description and First Retrieval Results of O3 , H2O and HCl

Version 1 : Received: 25 June 2019 / Approved: 26 June 2019 / Online: 26 June 2019 (05:10:54 CEST)

How to cite: Li, X.; Cheng, T.; Xu, J.; Shi, H.; Wang, P.; Zhang, X.; Ge, S.; Wang, H.; Zhu, S.; Miao, J.; Luo, Q. Monitoring of Trace Gases over Antarctic by GaoFen-5/AIUS: Algorithm Description and First Retrieval Results of O3 , H2O and HCl. Preprints 2019, 2019060257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0257.v1). Li, X.; Cheng, T.; Xu, J.; Shi, H.; Wang, P.; Zhang, X.; Ge, S.; Wang, H.; Zhu, S.; Miao, J.; Luo, Q. Monitoring of Trace Gases over Antarctic by GaoFen-5/AIUS: Algorithm Description and First Retrieval Results of O3 , H2O and HCl. Preprints 2019, 2019060257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0257.v1).

Abstract

AIUS (Atmospheric Infrared Ultraspectral Sounder) is an infrared occultation spectrometer onboard the Chinese GaoFen-5 satellite, which covers a spectral range of 2.4--13.3 μm (750--4100 cm-1) with a spectral resolution of about 0.02 cm-1. AIUS was designed to measure and to study chemical processes of ozone (O3) and other trace gases in the upper troposphere and stratosphere over Antarctic. In this study, the corresponding retrieval methodology is described. The comparison between AIUS measurements and simulated spectra illustrates that AIUS measurements agree well to the simulated spectra. To first evaluate the reliability of our retrieval algorithm, three retrieval O3 experiments are performed based on ACE-FTS observation spectra. A comparison between our retrieved profiles and the ACE-FTS official products shows that the relative difference of these three retrieval experiments is mostly within 10% between 20 km and 70 km. These retrieval experiments demonstrate that the retrieval algorithm described in this study work fine and reliable. Furthermore, O3, H2O and HCl profiles are retrieved from eight orbits of AIUS measurements and compared with the official AURA/MLS level-2 v4.2 profiles. Comparison experiments show that the relative difference is mostly within 10% (about 0.02 - 0.4 ppm) between 18 and 58 km for O3 retrieval, within 10% (0-0.5 ppm) between 15 and 80 km for H2O retrieval, and within 10% (about 0.1 ppb) between 30 and 60 km for HCl retrieval. There is a good agreement in the retrieved trace gas profiles obtained from AIUS and from coincident profiles from MLS.

Subject Areas

AIUS; occultation; retrieval algorithm; microwindows; ozone

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