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Remote Sens. 2017, 9(10), 1012; doi:10.3390/rs9101012

Comparison of Electrochemical Concentration Cell Ozonesonde and Microwave Limb Sounder Satellite Remote Sensing Ozone Profiles for the Center of the South Asian High

Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disaster, Ministry of Education (KLME)/Joint International Research Laboratory of Climate and Environment Change (ILCEC)/Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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Received: 1 August 2017 / Revised: 23 September 2017 / Accepted: 23 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Atmosphere Remote Sensing)
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Abstract

To further verify the ozone profile reliability of satellite remote sensing for the ozone valley over the Tibetan Plateau in the core area of the South Asian high in summer, we validate the ozone products from the microwave limb sounder (MLS) onboard the Aura satellite over the Tibetan plateau using electrochemical concentration cell (ECC) ozonesonde data of 2016 for Ngari, Tibet. The MLS version four ozone profiles have lower standard deviation in the middle stratosphere (38–10 hPa), whereas the ozonesonde profiles have lower standard deviation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere region (200–83 hPa). There are statistically significant differences between these two datasets in most of the stratosphere (10–83 hPa). The mean value of MLS ozone is about 0.8–1.5 mPa greater than that of ECC ozone, which corresponds to a relative deviation of 59 ± 24% at 83 hPa, 24 ± 13% at 68 hPa, 20 ± 5% at 56 hPa, 14 ± 4% at 46 hPa and 38 hPa, and 9 ± 4% in the layers between 32 and 10 hPa. However, there is no statistically significant difference between the two datasets in the upper troposphere (100–200 hPa). View Full-Text
Keywords: ozone profile; ozonesonde; MLS; validation; South Asian high ozone profile; ozonesonde; MLS; validation; South Asian high
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Shi, C.; Zhang, C.; Guo, D. Comparison of Electrochemical Concentration Cell Ozonesonde and Microwave Limb Sounder Satellite Remote Sensing Ozone Profiles for the Center of the South Asian High. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 1012.

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