Early Results From 4K-Cooled Superconducting Submm Wave Limb Emission Sounder SMILES Onboard ISS/JEM
Suzuki, M, et al. (2010). "Early Results From 4K-Cooled Superconducting Submm Wave Limb Emission Sounder SMILES Onboard ISS/JEM." International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science
Early comparison of O3, HCl, and HNO3 L2 products (ver. 005-06-0032) of the Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) onboard International Space Station has been conducted. Good agreements are observed among SMILES, SVISAT-1/ACE-FTS, AURA/MLS, and ENVISAT.MIPAS, for O3 and HCl below 45 km. SMILES HNO3 profiles are statistically ~20% higher than ACE-FTS and MIPAS. At higher altitude region, 45-60 km, SMILES O3 and HCl are considerably different from ACE-FTS and/or MLS. It is concluded, although future data updates will be necessary, SMILES O3 and HCl below 45 km are both useful for scientific application with special cautions to the SMILES data quality.