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Atmospheric measurement methodology: consistent interpretation of ground based and GOME BrO slant column data

Model computations of slant column densities (SCD) enable the comparison between ground based and satellite based absorption measurements of scattered light and are therefore a good basis to investigate the presence of tropospheric BrO amounts. In this study ground based zenith sky and GOME nadir measurements of BrO SCD are compared with simulations for the 19-21 March 1997 at Ny-Alesund. The vertical columns of tropospheric BrO amounts are estimated to be in the range 4 +/- 0.8 * 10(13) [molecules/cm2] for the investigated period and location.

Citation: Muller, R.W., H. Bovensmann, J. W. Kaiser, A. Richter, A. Rozanov, F. Wittrock, and J. P. Burrows, Consistent Interpretation of Ground based and GOME BrO Slant Column Data, Adv. Space Res., 29(11), 1655-1660, 2002

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Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing IUP/IFE, UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
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