Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2769–2795, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2769-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2769–2795, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2769-2018

Research article 14 May 2018

Research article | 14 May 2018

GOME-2A retrievals of tropospheric NO2 in different spectral ranges – influence of penetration depth

Lisa K. Behrens et al.

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We developed a novel NO2 DOAS retrieval for the GOME-2A instrument in the UV spectral range, which is compared with a NO2 retrieval in the visible and model values. Regions representative for both anthropogenic and biomass burning NO2 pollution are investigated. Anthropogenic air pollution is mostly located in the boundary layer close to the surface. In contrast, biomass burning NO2 is often uplifted into elevated layers.