Improved Ozone Profile Retrievals Using Multispectral Measurements from S-NPP and NASA “A Train” Satellites

Monday, 15 December 2014
Dejian Fu1, Kevin W Bowman1, John Worden1, Nathaniel J Livesey1, Susan Sund Kulawik2, Lawrence E Flynn3, Yong Han4, Xiong Liu5, Steven Pawson6, Krzysztof Wargan7, Min Huang1, Ming Luo1, Jessica L. Neu1, Fredrick W Irion1, Robert L Herman1 and Michael J Schwartz1, (1)JPL / Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Reserch, STAR, College Park, MD, United States, (4)NOAA College Park - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Our prototype studies showed that a new ozone column and profile products can be obtained by combining multi-spectral radiances from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) and the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS). The product offers a unique combination of vertical resolution (enabled by the multi-spectral approach), and wide-swath horizontal coverage
and resolution. This product continues the EOS ozone records from the Aura platform that is based on the combination of the ozone profile product from Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and the Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES). The unprecedented horizontal and vertical resolution and coverage of this product will enable new much-needed studies such as stratospheric chemistry and ozone loss, tropospheric and stratospheric ozone exchange, ozone climate forcing as well as long range transport of air pollution. The proposed joint CrIS/OMPS-TC/OMPS-NP global ozone record will have spatial sampling equivalent to OMPS Nadir Profiler measurements and similar to that of TES global survey record. The retrievals of using OMPS/CrIS radiances, TES/OMI and MLS/AIRS/OMI retrievals are presented. The comparisons among the multi-spectral retrievals, Aura operation ozone products, and in-situ measurements are shown.