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The First Complex Experiment on Determining Parameters of the Vertical Distribution of Methane in the Troposphere over Western Siberia from Solar Spectra Recorded with an IFS-125M FTIR Spectrometer and In Situ Aircraft Measurements


The results of a complex experiment on retrieving the methane distribution in the troposphere over Western Siberia from solar spectra recorded with an IFS-125M FTIR spectrometer, in situ aircraft measurements, and satellite observations are described, analyzed, and compared.

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The authors are grateful to prof. L.N. Sinitsa and V.V. Belov, as well as engineer Yu.A. Matul’yan for their help in the work.


This work was carried out within State Assignment for IAO SB RAS no. AAAA-A17-117021310150-0, under a partial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant no. 19-03-00389). The processing of Fourier spectrometer measurements and the comparison with independent measurements at St. Petersburg State University were supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant no. 18-05-00011).

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Makarova, M.V., Serdyukov, V.I., Arshinov, M.Y. et al. The First Complex Experiment on Determining Parameters of the Vertical Distribution of Methane in the Troposphere over Western Siberia from Solar Spectra Recorded with an IFS-125M FTIR Spectrometer and In Situ Aircraft Measurements. Atmos Ocean Opt 34, 61–67 (2021).

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  • methane measurements
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