An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada

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An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada. / Paton-Walsh, C.; Mittermeier, R. L.; Bell, W.; Fast, H.; Jones, N. B.; Meier, Arndt.

In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 25, No. 11, 2008, p. 2028-2036.

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Paton-Walsh, C, Mittermeier, RL, Bell, W, Fast, H, Jones, NB & Meier, A 2008, 'An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada' Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 2028-2036. DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1060.1

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Paton-Walsh, C., Mittermeier, R. L., Bell, W., Fast, H., Jones, N. B., & Meier, A. (2008). An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25(11), 2028-2036. DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1060.1

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Paton-Walsh C, Mittermeier RL, Bell W, Fast H, Jones NB, Meier A. An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2008;25(11):2028-2036. Available from, DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1060.1

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Paton-Walsh, C. ; Mittermeier, R. L. ; Bell, W. ; Fast, H. ; Jones, N. B. ; Meier, Arndt. / An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada. In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2008 ; Vol. 25, No. 11. pp. 2028-2036

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TY - JOUR

T1 - An Intercomparison of Ground-Based Solar FTIR Measurements of Atmospheric Gases at Eureka, Canada

AU - Paton-Walsh,C.

AU - Mittermeier,R. L.

AU - Bell,W.

AU - Fast,H.

AU - Jones,N. B.

AU - Meier,Arndt

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - The authors report the results of an intercomparison of vertical column amounts of hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF), nitrous oxide (N(2)O), nitric acid (HNO(3)), methane (CH(4)), ozone (O(3)), carbon dioxide (CO(2)), and nitrogen (N(2)) derived from the spectra recorded by two ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers operated side-by-side using the sun as a source. The procedure used to record spectra and derive vertical column amounts follows the format of previous instrument intercomparisons organized by the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC), formerly known as the Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC). For most gases the differences were typically around 3%, and in about half of the results the error bars given by the standard deviation of the measurements from each instrument did not overlap. The worst level of agreement was for HF where differences of over 5% were typical. The level of agreement achieved during this intercomparison is a little worse than that achieved in previous intercomparisons between ground-based FTIR spectrometers.

AB - The authors report the results of an intercomparison of vertical column amounts of hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF), nitrous oxide (N(2)O), nitric acid (HNO(3)), methane (CH(4)), ozone (O(3)), carbon dioxide (CO(2)), and nitrogen (N(2)) derived from the spectra recorded by two ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers operated side-by-side using the sun as a source. The procedure used to record spectra and derive vertical column amounts follows the format of previous instrument intercomparisons organized by the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC), formerly known as the Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC). For most gases the differences were typically around 3%, and in about half of the results the error bars given by the standard deviation of the measurements from each instrument did not overlap. The worst level of agreement was for HF where differences of over 5% were typical. The level of agreement achieved during this intercomparison is a little worse than that achieved in previous intercomparisons between ground-based FTIR spectrometers.

U2 - 10.1175/2008JTECHA1060.1

DO - 10.1175/2008JTECHA1060.1

M3 - Article

VL - 25

SP - 2028

EP - 2036

JO - Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

T2 - Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

JF - Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

SN - 1520-0426

IS - 11

ER -