Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1281–1298, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1281-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1281–1298, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1281-2017

Research article 03 Apr 2017

Research article | 03 Apr 2017

Potential of multispectral synergism for observing ozone pollution by combining IASI-NG and UVNS measurements from the EPS-SG satellite

Lorenzo Costantino et al.

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Short summary
Using current space-borne measurements from one spectral domain (TIR or UV), only ozone down to 3–4 km altitude may be observed with adequate vertical sensitivity. Here, we evaluate the potential of a new multispectral retrieval method that combines the information from TIR and UV measurements provided by the new-generation sensors IASI-NG and UVNS. Both are on board the upcoming EPS-SG satellite. This new IASI-NG+UVNS retrieval approach allows observations of ozone layers down to 2 km a.s.l.