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Spatial and temporal distributions of water vapour in the UTLS as observed with MIPAS/Envisat. M.Milz for the IMK/IAA-MIPAS-Team. Outline. IMK water vapour products Seasonal distributions Interannual differences Timeseries Conclusion. IMK/IAA Retrievals.

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spatial and temporal distributions of water vapour in the utls as observed with mipas envisat

Spatial and temporal distributions of water vapour in the UTLS as observed with MIPAS/Envisat

M.Milz for the IMK/IAA-MIPAS-Team

Atmospheric Science Conference,

ESA-ESRIN, 2006

outline
Outline
  • IMK water vapour products
  • Seasonal distributions
  • Interannual differences
  • Timeseries
  • Conclusion

Atmospheric Science Conference,

ESA-ESRIN, 2006

imk iaa retrievals
IMK/IAA Retrievals
  • Scientific processor, independent from ESA level 2 processing
  • Different retrieval approach
  • Fixed altitude grid, finer than tangent altitude spacing - Regularization (Tikhonov-Phillips)
  • Retrieval of additional parameters beyond ESA standard products

Atmospheric Science Conference,

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imk iaa retrievals1
IMK/IAA Retrievals
  • Presented results are based on reprocessed Level 1b data (improved spectra quality)
  • sophisticated retrieval baselines, based on experience gained with NRT spectra.
  • baselines consistent for all results
  • consistent data from Sep 2002 until March 2004
  • approximately 1 complete day processed ever 10 days.

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water vapour
Water Vapour

Baseline version H2O_11

  • Improved microwindow set
  • Relaxed regularization than previous products (increased vertical resolution)
  • Consistent pre-retrieved shift and temperature products

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seasonal distributions
Seasonal distributions

April 2003

January 2003

6 ppmv

September 2003

July 2003

2 ppmv

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seasonal distributions1
Seasonal distributions

10 ppmv

January 2003

April 2003

0 ppmv

September 2003

July 2003

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july 2003
July 2003

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interannual differences
Interannual differences

H2O, September 2002

H2O, September 2003

6 ppmv

Split Vortex 2002!

2 ppmv

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interannual differences ii
Interannual differences II

T, September 2003

T, September 2002

230 K

180 K

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interannual differences ii1
Interannual differences II

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timeseries
Timeseries

Mar. 04

Oct. 02

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timeseries1
Timeseries

Mesospheric

Air

Dehydration

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timeseries2
Timeseries

Split Vortex 2002

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conclusion
Conclusion
  • Seasonal differences and peculiarities in water vapour distributions were observed
  • Increased H2O vmr around 30-40° N during July can be attributed to the Indian Monsoon region
  • Interannual differences for September (2002 vs. 2003) are clearly visible
  • Temporal evolution of water vapour fields show a clear tape-recorder signal in the tropics and subsidence over South Pole
  • The IMK/IAA water vapour data set provides accurate data for analysis of initial 18 months of MIPAS measurements

Atmospheric Science Conference,

ESA-ESRIN, 2006

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