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This figure demonstrates that estimated precision (represented by the "Percent Mean Uncertainty") agrees well with the deviation between what should approximately represent measurements of identical atmospheres (represented by "Percent Standard Deviation").  This supports the precision retrieval process.

At lower altitudes (at and below the tropopause) the atmosphere varies too greatly over the course of 24 hours for the Percent Standard Deviation to represent the uncertainty.  This is why the red stars no longer match the grey area at low altitudes.