Abstract

When inverse radiative transfer algorithms are applied to atmospheric level models rather than to layer models, the stability of retrieval may significantly deteriorate.

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  1. T. B. McKee, R. I. Whitman, J. J. Lambiotte, “A technique to infer atmospheric water-vapor mixing ratio from measured horizon radiance profiles,” NASA Tech. Note D-5252 (U.S. GPO, Washington, D.C., 1969).
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    [CrossRef]
  3. A. Goldman, R. S. Saunders, “Analysis of atmospheric infrared spectra for altitude distribution of atmospheric trace constituents. I: method of analysis,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 21, 155–162 (1979).
    [CrossRef]
  4. M. Carlotti, “Global fit approach to the analysis of limb-scanning atmospheric measurements,” Appl. Opt. 27, 3250–3254 (1988).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. T. v. Clarmann, “Die Bestimmung von Mischungsverhältnissen stratosphärischer Spurengase aus Emissionsspektren im infraroten Spektralbereich,” KfK Report No. 4698 (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, D-75 Karlsruhe 1, Germany1990).
  6. S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.
  7. L. S. Rothman, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, L. R. Brown, R. A. Toth, H. M. Picket, R. L. Poynter, J. M. Flaud, C. Camy-Peyret, A. Barbe, N. Husson, C. P. Rinsland, M. A. H. Smith, “The HITRAN database, 1986 edition,” Appl. Opt. 26, 4048–4097 (1987).
    [CrossRef]
  8. T. v. Clarmann, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, “Noise reduction in a sequence of limb emission spectra by Fourier filtering of spectral radiance profiles,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Vol. 4 of OSA 1990 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), pp. 99–102.

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

1979 (1)

A. Goldman, R. S. Saunders, “Analysis of atmospheric infrared spectra for altitude distribution of atmospheric trace constituents. I: method of analysis,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 21, 155–162 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

J. M. Russell, S. R. Drayson, “The inference of atmospheric ozone using satellite horizon measurements in the 1042 cm−1 band,” J. Atmos. Sci. 29, 376–390 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, G. P.

S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.

Barbe, A.

Brown, L. R.

Camy-Peyret, C.

Carlotti, M.

Clarmann, T. v.

T. v. Clarmann, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, “Noise reduction in a sequence of limb emission spectra by Fourier filtering of spectral radiance profiles,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Vol. 4 of OSA 1990 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), pp. 99–102.

Clough, S. A.

S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.

Drayson, S. R.

J. M. Russell, S. R. Drayson, “The inference of atmospheric ozone using satellite horizon measurements in the 1042 cm−1 band,” J. Atmos. Sci. 29, 376–390 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, H.

T. v. Clarmann, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, “Noise reduction in a sequence of limb emission spectra by Fourier filtering of spectral radiance profiles,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Vol. 4 of OSA 1990 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), pp. 99–102.

Flaud, J. M.

Gamache, R. R.

Goldman, A.

L. S. Rothman, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, L. R. Brown, R. A. Toth, H. M. Picket, R. L. Poynter, J. M. Flaud, C. Camy-Peyret, A. Barbe, N. Husson, C. P. Rinsland, M. A. H. Smith, “The HITRAN database, 1986 edition,” Appl. Opt. 26, 4048–4097 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Goldman, R. S. Saunders, “Analysis of atmospheric infrared spectra for altitude distribution of atmospheric trace constituents. I: method of analysis,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 21, 155–162 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Husson, N.

Kneizys, F. X.

S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.

Lambiotte, J. J.

T. B. McKee, R. I. Whitman, J. J. Lambiotte, “A technique to infer atmospheric water-vapor mixing ratio from measured horizon radiance profiles,” NASA Tech. Note D-5252 (U.S. GPO, Washington, D.C., 1969).

McKee, T. B.

T. B. McKee, R. I. Whitman, J. J. Lambiotte, “A technique to infer atmospheric water-vapor mixing ratio from measured horizon radiance profiles,” NASA Tech. Note D-5252 (U.S. GPO, Washington, D.C., 1969).

Oelhaf, H.

T. v. Clarmann, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, “Noise reduction in a sequence of limb emission spectra by Fourier filtering of spectral radiance profiles,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Vol. 4 of OSA 1990 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), pp. 99–102.

Picket, H. M.

Poynter, R. L.

Rinsland, C. P.

Rothman, L. S.

Russell, J. M.

J. M. Russell, S. R. Drayson, “The inference of atmospheric ozone using satellite horizon measurements in the 1042 cm−1 band,” J. Atmos. Sci. 29, 376–390 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Saunders, R. S.

A. Goldman, R. S. Saunders, “Analysis of atmospheric infrared spectra for altitude distribution of atmospheric trace constituents. I: method of analysis,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 21, 155–162 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Shettle, E. P.

S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.

Smith, M. A. H.

Toth, R. A.

Whitman, R. I.

T. B. McKee, R. I. Whitman, J. J. Lambiotte, “A technique to infer atmospheric water-vapor mixing ratio from measured horizon radiance profiles,” NASA Tech. Note D-5252 (U.S. GPO, Washington, D.C., 1969).

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Atmos. Sci. (1)

J. M. Russell, S. R. Drayson, “The inference of atmospheric ozone using satellite horizon measurements in the 1042 cm−1 band,” J. Atmos. Sci. 29, 376–390 (1972).
[CrossRef]

J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer (1)

A. Goldman, R. S. Saunders, “Analysis of atmospheric infrared spectra for altitude distribution of atmospheric trace constituents. I: method of analysis,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 21, 155–162 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

T. v. Clarmann, “Die Bestimmung von Mischungsverhältnissen stratosphärischer Spurengase aus Emissionsspektren im infraroten Spektralbereich,” KfK Report No. 4698 (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, D-75 Karlsruhe 1, Germany1990).

S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, E. P. Shettle, G. P. Anderson, “Atmospheric radiance and transmittance: fascod2,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, May 1986, Williamsburg, Va. (American Meteorological Society, Boston, Mass., 1986), p. 141.

T. v. Clarmann, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, “Noise reduction in a sequence of limb emission spectra by Fourier filtering of spectral radiance profiles,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Vol. 4 of OSA 1990 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), pp. 99–102.

T. B. McKee, R. I. Whitman, J. J. Lambiotte, “A technique to infer atmospheric water-vapor mixing ratio from measured horizon radiance profiles,” NASA Tech. Note D-5252 (U.S. GPO, Washington, D.C., 1969).

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Retrievals of mixing ratios. Displacements of retrieved mixing ratios are obviously smaller when using a layer model instead of a level model. Discrete values are connected by dotted lines for clarity but not to feign continuous functions.

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