3-D Transport-Chemistry Studies of the Stratosphere Using Satellite Data Together with Data Assimilation

  • M. A. Geller
  • Y. Chi
  • R. B. Rood
  • A. R. Douglass
  • D. J. Allen
  • M. Cerniglia
  • J. W. Waters
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)


The use of 3-D assimilation model-derived dynamics in transport-chemistry models is a relatively new research methodology that has been used to interpret aircraft, ground-based remote sensing, balloon, and satellite data for the stratosphere. The unique aspect of these studies is that since the output of the assimilation procedure is a statistically optimal representation of dynamics, the time-varying output from this type of transport-chemistry model may be compared with sequences of actual observations. Some applications of this technique are presented relating to LIMS observations of nitric acid; the relation of satellite observed fields to model results; studies of the stratospheric ozone budget; and study of polar processing in relation to UARS CIO data.


Satellite Data General Circulation Model Satellite Observation Middle Atmosphere Polar Night 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Geller
    • 1
  • Y. Chi
    • 1
  • R. B. Rood
    • 2
  • A. R. Douglass
    • 2
  • D. J. Allen
    • 2
  • M. Cerniglia
    • 2
  • J. W. Waters
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary AtmospheresState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory for AtmospheresNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA

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