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The Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) Experiment and Some Early Results

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This paper describes the MOPITT experiment and early results. The instrument is an 8 channel nadir-viewing correlation radiometer on the EOS Terra spacecraft. It began collecting data on 4 March 2000, and has operated very stably since then. Processing of data to Level 1 calibrated, geolocated radiances is straightforward, but requires that the spectral position of the filters must be adjusted to give agreement with sea surface temperatures. With this done, early retrievals show realistic horizontal and vertical distributions of CO. Validation of these early results is encouraging.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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