Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4121–4134, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4121-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4121–4134, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4121-2017

Research article 03 Nov 2017

Research article | 03 Nov 2017

Simulation of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument aerosol index using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System aerosol reanalysis products

Peter R. Colarco et al.

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Short summary
We need satellite observations to characterize the properties of atmospheric aerosols. Those observations have uncertainties associated with them because of assumptions made in their algorithms. We test the assumptions on a part of the aerosol algorithms used with the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) flying on the NASA Aura spacecraft. We simulate the OMI observations using a global aerosol model, and then compare what OMI tells us about the simulated aerosols with the model results directly.