Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 2413-2417, 2005
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A 2003 stratospheric aerosol extinction and PSC climatology from GOMOS measurements on Envisat
F. Vanhellemont1, D. Fussen1, C. Bingen1, E. Kyrölä2, J. Tamminen2, V. Sofieva2, S. Hassinen2, P. Verronen2, A. Seppälä2, J. L. Bertaux3, A. Hauchecorne3, F. Dalaudier3, O. Fanton d'Andon4, G. Barrot4, A. Mangin4, B. Theodore4, M. Guirlet4, J. B. Renard5, R. Fraisse6, P. Snoeij7, R. Koopman8, and L. Saavedra8
1Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium
2Finnish Meteorological Institute, Earth Observation, Helsinki, Finland
3Service d’Aéronomie du CNRS, Verrieres-le-Buisson cedex France
4ACRI-ST, Sophia-Antipolis, France
5CNRS-LPCE, Orléans, France
6Astrium SAS, Toulouse cedex France
7ESTEC (ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
8ESRIN (ESA), Frascati, Italy

Abstract. Stratospheric aerosols play an important role in a number of atmospheric issues such as midlatitude ozone depletion, atmospheric dynamics and the Earth radiative budget. Polar stratospheric clouds on the other hand are a crucial factor in the yearly Arctic and Antarctic ozone depletion. It is therefore important to quantify the stratospheric aerosol/PSC abundance. In orbit since March 2002, the GOMOS instrument onboard the European Envisat satellite has provided a vast aerosol extinction data set. In this paper we present aerosol/PSC zonal median values that were constructed from this data set, together with a discussion of the results.

Citation: Vanhellemont, F., Fussen, D., Bingen, C., Kyrölä, E., Tamminen, J., Sofieva, V., Hassinen, S., Verronen, P., Seppälä, A., Bertaux, J. L., Hauchecorne, A., Dalaudier, F., Fanton d'Andon, O., Barrot, G., Mangin, A., Theodore, B., Guirlet, M., Renard, J. B., Fraisse, R., Snoeij, P., Koopman, R., and Saavedra, L.: A 2003 stratospheric aerosol extinction and PSC climatology from GOMOS measurements on Envisat, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 2413-2417, doi:10.5194/acp-5-2413-2005, 2005.
 
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