Aura Instruments

All four lidars of the JPL atmospheric lidar group contributed to the validation of the Aura instruments MLS, and HIRDLS. In addition to the validation examples shown below, a nice case study of a polar ozone filament simultaneously observed by lidar, Aura-MLS, and reproduced by the model MIMOSA-CHIM over Hawaii is shown here.

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Figure 1: Ozone-MLS+ENVISAT+GBmicrowave (Parrish et al., Aura Validation Meeting, 09/2005)
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Figure 1: MLS-Ozone (Jiang et al., JGR, 2007)
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Figure 3: MLS Temperature (Li et al., Aura Validation Meeting, 2007)
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Figure 4: MLS-water vapor (Leblanc et al., Aura Validaiton Meeting, 2005)
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Figure 5: HIRDLS Ozone (Nardi et al., JGR, 2008)
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Figure 6: ACE Ozone (Dupuy et al., ACP, 2008)
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Figure 7: HIRDLS Temperature (Gille et al., Aura Validaiton Meeting, 2007)

References

Jiang, Y.B., et al., (2007), "Validation of the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Ozone by Ozonesonde and Lidar Measurements," J. Geophys. Res., 112, D24S34, doi:10.1029/2007JD008776.

Nardi, B., et al., (2008), Initial validation of ozone measurements from the High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2007JD008837.

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