homepage Recent Events Classes Location Contact
CURRENT RESEARCH
Tropospheric Ozone DIAL
Scan Angle Method
Tropospheric Ozone
USA Ozonesonde Climatology
USA Springtime Ozone
Pathway
GOME Tropospheric
Ozone
CCP Tropospheric Ozone
A/C Tropospheric
Ozone Spectrometer
Stratospheric Ozone
Recovery
Lower Stratospheric
Ozone Recovery
40km Ozone Recovery
Ozone Collar Recovery
IONS 06
PBL Aerosol Radiometer
Observation
Satellite Trace
Gasses M/M
Air Quality Forecasting
ECP FTIR
HUNTSVILLE
OZONESONDE STATION
About the Station
Download Data
Huntsville Plots
Operations Guide
Ozonesonde Network
Campaigns
RAPCD
About RAPCD
Maintenance
Tropospheric Ozone DIAL
Ozone DIAL Data
Doppler Wind Lidar
Radiometers



Search ATMCHEM
Search uah.edu




 

GOME Tropospheric Ozone Comparison

Liu X., et al. (2006), First directly retrieved global distribution of tropospheric column ozone from GOME: Comparison with the GEOS-CHEM model, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D02308, doi:10.1029/2005JD006564. Full Text

Using data from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) ozone profiles and tropospheric ozone retrieval algorithms were developed in order to accurately retrieve tropospheric ozone from the total column ozone retrievals from GOME  [Liu et al., 2005].  This paper presents the first directly retrieved global distribution of total column ozone using the same methods described in the above reference.  These retrievals are validated using the GEOS-CHEM chemical transport model.

Figure 6

Figure 6. Comparison of seasonal average GOME and GEOS-CHEM (convolved with GOME averaging kernels) tropospheric column ozone from December 1996 to November 1997.

Overall, the global GOME tropospheric column ozone agrees well with the global GEOS-CHEM predictions.  It can be seen there is better agreement in the Southern Hemisphere compared to the Northern Hemisphere.

 

 


This website is an informative resource about Atmospheric Chemistry at UAH.
© 2007-2008