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The SCIAMACHY and GOSAT XCO2 and XCH4 core ECV data products are validated by comparison with ground-based Fourier-Transform-Spectroscopy (FTS) retrievals of the TCCON network. In addition, comparisons with in-situ observations will be carried out.

For available documents please visit our GHG-CCI Data Products Main Website.

The validation activity is led by Prof. Dr. Justus Notholt, IUP. Contact:

Prof Dr. Justus Notholt
Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
University of Bremen, FB1
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1, PO Box 33 04 40, D-28334 Bremen, Germany
phone: +49-(0)421-218-62190+49-(0)421-218-62190
fax: +49-(0)421-218-4555
e-mail: jnotholt at


Station report cards

Detailed information about available validation sites and their specific characteristics can be found here in the form of station report cards.