Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2257–2277, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2257–2277, 2018

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 et al.

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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.