Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
19 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2018

Spatial distribution analysis of the OMI aerosol layer height: a pixel-by-pixel comparison to CALIOP observations

Julien Chimot, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Tim Vlemmix, and Pieternel F. Levelt

Data sets

NASA GoddardEarth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) NASA

Short summary
Aerosol layer height (ALH) was retrieved from the OMI 477 nm O2–O2 band and its spatial pattern evaluated over selected cloud-free scenes. We used a neural network approach previously trained and developed. Comparison with CALIOP aerosol level 2 products over urban and industrial pollution in east China shows consistent spatial patterns. In addition, we show the possibility to determine the height of thick aerosol layers released by intensive biomass burning events in South America and Russia.