[ACG49-P02] GOSAT series product validation with TCCON, Sky radiometer and lidar data
Keywords:GOSAT data, Validation, Sky radiometer
In this presentation, we investigate influences of aerosols and clouds on GOSAT XCO2 and XCH4 data at three TCCON sites: Tsukuba, Saga, and Lauder. At these sites, both sky radiometer and lidar have been also operating. The match up was performed with a ± 0.1° latitude/longitude rectangular area of each TCCON site and within 30 minutes of the GOSAT overpass time. The results showed that the bias and standard deviation were largest at Lauder (-0.99 ± 1.91 [ppm] and -5.33 ± 11.13 [ppb] for XCO2 and XCH4, respectively). The bias and standard deviation at Tsukuba and Saga were 0.25 ± 1.73 [ppm] and 0.24 ± 1.83 [ppm] for XCO2 and -0.79 ± 9.44 [ppb] and 7.19 ± 8.17 [ppb] for XCH4, respectively.
Both XCO2 and XCH4 differences between GOSAT and TCCON at Lauder were negatively correlated with AOT at 500 nm. In contrast, at Saga and Tsukuba the difference of XCO2 only negatively correlated with AOT at 500 nm. AOT at 500 nm was largest especially in Spring at Saga (0.87) and Tsukuba (0.54). AOT at 500 nm of Lauder was smallest (0.15) among the three sites. The single scattering albedo at 500 nm at Tsukuba varied from 0.75 to 1.0 and from 0.67 to 1.0 at Saga and Lauder. The differences in XCO2 and XCH4 between GOSAT and TCCON had no relationship with the Angstrom exponents, which varied site by site. The causes for these findings will be discussed in the presentation. Preliminary results of vertical profiles of aerosols and/or clouds at Lauder will be also shown.