On 1 February 2020 a special issue of Atmospheric Measurement Techniques and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics will be openend, covering IMK/IAA processed version 8 MIPAS data. Contributions are welcome.
The version 8 spectral data of the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS), released in January 2019, is supposed to be the final one. Besides the ORM reprocessed version 8 level-2 MIPAS data distributed by ESA, a research processor has been run at IMK and IAA to generate temperature and trace gas concentrations. The IMK/IAA data product includes a larger list of atmospheric constituents and covers a wider altitude range in case of the special observation modes than the operational data. The processing is based on independent algorithms. This Special Issue collects articles which: 1) document the retrieval strategies used to derive these distributions along with uncertainty estimates; 2) report validation studies; and 3) use the data to answer current questions in atmospheric research.