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Validation of MIPAS-Envisat by correlative measurements of MIPAS-STR

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Keim, C. , Blom, C. E. , Gulde, T. , Höpfner, M. , Liu, G. Y. , Oulanovski, A. , Piesch, C. , Ravegnani, F. , Sartorius, C. , Schlager, H. , Volk, C. M. and von der Gathen, P. (2004): Validation of MIPAS-Envisat by correlative measurements of MIPAS-STR , Proceedings of the Second Workshop on the Atmospheric Chemistry Validation of ENVISAT (ACVE-2) : 3 - 7 May 2004, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy / European Space Agency. [Ed.: D. Danesy]. (ESA SP ; 562) .
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We report on the validation of profiles from the MIPAS-Envisat on-line processor of ESA version 4.61 with correlative measurements derived from MIPAS-STR onboard the high-altitude aircraft M55-Geophysica. The validation is made for the July 22, 2002, orbit 2051 in the region of the campaign base in Forli, Italy and for several orbits in February / March 2003 around Kiruna, northern Sweden. This paper includes a careful comparison of the MIPAS-STR data with O3 sondes and with in-situ measurements from the Geophysica obtained during ascent, descent and occasional dives. To obtain accurate N2O and CH4 profiles close to the MIPAS-Envisat tangent points we used the MIPAS-STR measurements of CFC-11 and CFC-12 and correlations obtained by the HAGAR instrument.

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