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3 November 2003 MATR thermal channel analysis and results for autumn 2001 campaign
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The MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) Airborne Test Radiometer (MATR) uses gas filter correlation radiometry from high altitude aircraft to measure tropospheric carbon monoxide. This is in support of the ongoing validation campaign for the MOPITT instrument on board the Tera Satellite. This paper reports on a recent study of MATR CO retrievals using observations of thermal radiation during the autumn of 2001 in western United States. Retrievals of CO were performed and compared to in-situ sampling with less than 7% retrieval error relative to the in-situ total column amount. The effects that influence the retrieval such as the instrument sensitivity, the retrieval sensitivity, and bias between observations and the radiation model are discussed.
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Jianguo Niu, Merritt N. Deeter, Allan Hills, Daniel Ziskin, Gene Francis, David P. Edwards, and John C. Gille "MATR thermal channel analysis and results for autumn 2001 campaign", Proc. SPIE 5157, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V, (3 November 2003);

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