Comparisons of MIPAS-Observed Temperature Profiles with Other Satellite Measurements

Ding Yi Wang, Gabriele P. Stiller, Thomas Von Clarmann, Maya García-Comas, Manuel López-Puertas, Michael Kiefer, Michael Höpfner, Norbert Glatthor, Bernd Funke, Sergio Gil-López, Udo Grabowski, Sylvia Kellmann, Andrea Linden, Gizaw Mengistu Tsidu, Mathias Milz, Tilman Steck, Herbert Fischer, James M. Russell, Ellis Remsberg, Chris MertensMarty Mlynczak

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MIPAS on ENVISAT measures vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature, ozone, and other species with nearly global coverage and high accuracy/precision. The standard observation mode covers the altitude region between 6 and 68 km. The atmospheric state parameters retrieved from MIPAS measurements using the IMK data analysis processor are compared with a number of other satellite observations. Our comparisons in this paper will focus on temperatures measured by MIPAS, HALOE, SABER, and UKMO Stratospheric Assimilated Data. Both individual profiles and zonal means measured by MIPAS and other instruments at different seasons and geolocations show reasonable agreement, though some differences exist due to characteristics of the individual instruments and observation scenarios. The MIPAS measurements during the stratospheric major sudden warming during the southern hemisphere winter of 2002 are also presented to show the features of this unusual event. The analysis indicates the reliability of MIPAS-IMK data products and their capability for providing valuable scientific information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-207
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventRemote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Sept 9 2003Sept 12 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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