Journal article

Impacts of atmospheric state uncertainty on O-2 measurement requirements for the ASCENDS mission

S Crowell, P Rayner, S Zaccheo, B Moore

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2015


Remotely sensed observations of atmospheric composition require an estimate of surface pressure. This estimate can either come from an instrument with sensitivity in an O absorption feature in the spectrum, or it can be provided by a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model. In this work, the authors outline an information-based methodology for setting measurement requirements for an active lidar measurement of O in the context of the Active Sensing of Carbon Emissions over Nights, Days and Seasons (ASCENDS) mission. The results indicate that the impacts of correlations in the environmentally induced vertical weighting function errors between CO and O measurements are nontrivial and that..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Professorial Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Crowell would like to acknowledge grant support from NASA Headquarters and the Langley Research Center (NASA). Rayner is in receipt of an Australian Professorial Fellowship (DP1096309). Zaccheo is funded in part by a grant from NASA Headquarters.