Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Research article
06 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2018

NDACC harmonized formaldehyde time series from 21 FTIR stations covering a wide range of column abundances

Corinne Vigouroux, Carlos Augusto Bauer Aquino, Maite Bauwens, Cornelis Becker, Thomas Blumenstock, Martine De Mazière, Omaira García, Michel Grutter, César Guarin, James Hannigan, Frank Hase, Nicholas Jones, Rigel Kivi, Dmitry Koshelev, Bavo Langerock, Erik Lutsch, Maria Makarova, Jean-Marc Metzger, Jean-François Müller, Justus Notholt, Ivan Ortega, Mathias Palm, Clare Paton-Walsh, Anatoly Poberovskii, Markus Rettinger, John Robinson, Dan Smale, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Wolfgang Stremme, Kim Strong, Ralf Sussmann, Yao Té, and Geoffrey Toon


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AR by Corinne Vigouroux on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jun 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (26 Jul 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
AR by Corinne Vigouroux on behalf of the Authors (26 Jul 2018)
Short summary
A few ground-based stations have provided time series of HCHO columns until now, which was not optimal for providing good diagnostics for satellite or model validation. In this work, HCHO time series have been determined in a harmonized way at 21 stations ensuring, in addition to a better spatial and level of abundances coverage, that internal biases within the network have been minimized. This data set shows consistent good agreement with model data and is ready for future satellite validation.