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SPARC Report N°8 (2017) of The SPARC Data Initiative: Assessment of stratospheric trace gas and aerosol climatologies from satellite limb sounders

Prepared by the SPARC Data Initiative Team, edited by M. I. Hegglin and S. Tegtmeier.

WCRP-5/2017

SPARC Report No. 8

DOI 10.3929/ethz-a-010863911

 

FULL REPORT
Part 1 (incl. Chapter 4.10, 26.3 MB)
Part 2 (from Chapter 4.11, 19.7 MB)

Citation:

SPARC, 2017: The SPARC Data Initiative: Assessment of stratospheric trace gas and aerosol climatologies from satellite limb sounders. By M. I. Hegglin and S. Tegtmeier (eds.), SPARC Report No. 8, WCRP-5/2017, available at www.sparc-climate.org/publications/sparc-reports/BibTexEndnote

 

Executive summary

Table of contents

Cover pages

Authors and Reviewers

Acknowledgement

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Satellite instruments

2.1 Satellite measurement techniques
2.2 Instrument and retrieval descriptions

Chapter 3: Climatology framework

3.1 Climatology construction
3.2 Climatology uncertainties
3.3 Climatology diagnostics

Chapter 4 (Part 4.1-4.10)/(Part 4.11-4.27): Climatology evaluations

4.1 Ozone – O3
4.2 Water vapour – H2O
4.3 Methane – CH4
4.4 Nitrous oxide – N2O
4.5 Trichlorofluoromethane – CCl3F (CFC-11)
4.6 Dichlorodifluoromethane – CCl2F2 (CFC-12)
4.7 Carbon monoxide – CO
4.8 Hydrogen fluoride – HF
4.9 Sulfur hexafluoride – SF6
4.10 Nitrogen monoxide – NO
4.11 Nitrogen dioxide – NO2
4.12 Nitrogen oxides – NOx
4.13 Nitric acid – HNO3
4.14 Peroxynitric acid – HNO4
4.15 Dinitrogen pentoxide – N2O5
4.16 Chlorine nitrate – ClONO2
4.17 Total reactive nitrogen – NOy
4.18 Hydrogen chloride – HCl
4.19 Chlorine monoxide – ClO
4.20 Hypochlorous acid – HOCl
4.21 Bromine oxide – BrO  
4.22 Hydroxyl radical – OH
4.23 Hydroperoxy radical – HO2 
4.24 Formaldehyde – CH2O
4.25 Acetonitrile - CH3CN
4.26 Aerosol
4.27 Upper troposphere / lower stratosphere (UTLS) ozone evaluations based on TES averaging kernels

Chapter 5: Implications of results

5.1 Implications for model-measurement intercomparison
5.2 Implications for merging activities
5.3 Implications for future planning of satellite limb-sounders

References


Supplementary online material:

Appendix A3 (2.1 MB)
Appendix A4 (22.8 MB)
Appendix A5 (0.2 MB)