ENVISAT tropical validation of cloud and ozone parameters by high-altitude aircraft.

Stefanutti, Leopoldo and MacKenzie, A. Robert and Martinez, A. A. and Balestri, S. and Azzolini, R. and Ravegnani, F. and Petritoli, A. and Kostadinov, I. and Blom, C. and Gulde, T. and Lengel, A. and Piesch, C. and Keim, C. and Liu, G. Y. and Ebersoldt, A. (2007) ENVISAT tropical validation of cloud and ozone parameters by high-altitude aircraft. Atti della Fondazione Giorgio Ronchi, 62 (6). pp. 857-881.

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The validation of cloud top and ozone vertical column, measured by SCIAMACHY, were carried out respectively by lidars and in-situ and remote-sensing ozone instruments on-board the high altitude Geophysica aircraft. Cloud top and ozone measurements were conducted during the transfer flights of the Geophysica from Europe to Brazil and in the Tropics, from Araçatuba, from January to the end of February 2005. The Validation campaign, financed by ESA, was embedded within a scientific campaign in the frame of two EC projects: APE-INFRA and Troccinox. Validation of MIPAS-ENVISAT products were planned by means of the corresponding instrument MIPAS-STR which was also on-board the Geophysica, and by means of other in-situ instruments. Some results of MIPAS-STR are reported here; however, the MIPAS data from the ENVISAT are not available. In general the validations show some discrepancies between the data collected by the Geophysica and the instruments on board of ENVISAT, which cannot easily be explained by the displacement of the satellite and aircraft measurements.

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Atti della Fondazione Giorgio Ronchi
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