Following on my recent paper about Sulphur dioxide from volcanoes, another one has just come out. This time, I am a lot further down the author list and wrote about 3% of the paper, rather than 99%. In fact, my only contribution was this figure, comparing our SO2 data from MLS with the new data from the MIPAS instrument.
It looks as if MIPAS struggles to get the right answer when there is a lot of SO2 in the atmosphere, but gets a similar answer to MLS once the SO2 has thinned out a bit. I say “the right answer” because the comparisons I have already done suggest that MLS is indeed getting about the right values (unless you consider SO2 in the mid and lower troposphere, which I didn’t include in the figure).
As with my own paper, this one is in an open-access, open-review journal, so you can watch the peer review process in action. The final version may be different, depending on what the referees say.