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Atmospheric Chemistry - HCl (column/profile)


Measurement Definition*: HCl = Hydrogen chloride. Requested from mid-troposphere to TOA (layers: HT, LS, HS&M) - Physical unit: [ ppm ] - Accuracy unit: [ % ].
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
ACE-FTS
Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier Transform Spectrometer
Operational
Measure and understand the chemical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere, especially at high altitudes.n/a
MLS (EOS-Aura)
Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS-Aura)
Operational
Measures lower stratospheric temperature and concentration of H2O, O3, ClO, HCl, OH, HNO3, N2O and SO2.Limb-scanning MW spectrometer
* Description adapted from WMO.
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