Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Research article
19 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2018

Quantifying the single-scattering albedo for the January 2017 Chile wildfires from simulations of the OMI absorbing aerosol index

Jiyunting Sun, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Peter van Velthoven, and Pieternel F. Levelt

Data sets

GOME-2 Absorbing Aerosol Index: Statistical analysis, comparison to GOME-1 and impact of instrument degradation L. G. Tilstra, O. N. Tuinder, and P. Stammes

OMI Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document Volume III: Clouds, Aerosols, and Surface UV Irradiance, Tech. Rep. ATBD-OMI-03, Version 2.0 P. Stammes and R. Noordhoek

The Collection 6 MODIS aerosol products over land and ocean ( R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Munchak, L. A. Remer, A. M. Sayer, F. Patadia, and N. C. Hsu

A flexible inversion algorithm for retrieval of aerosol optical properties from sun and sky radiance measurements O. Dubovik and M. D. King

Accuracy assessments of aerosol optical properties retrieved from AERONET sun and sky radiance measurements O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, B. N. Holben, M. D. King, Y. J. Kaufman, and I. Slutsker

Overview of the CALIPSO mission and CALIOP data processing algorithms ( D. M. Winker, M. A. Vaughan, A. Omar, Y. Hu, K. A. Powell, Z. Liu, W. H. Hunt, and S. A. Young

Short summary
Near-UV AAI is a qualitative parameter detecting the elevated absorbing aerosol layer. A long-term AAI record of satellite observations has the potential to quantify aerosol absorption on a global scale. Our study presents the possibility of retrieving single-scattering albedo with OMI-measured AAI. The comparison with AERONET is satisfactory and further research will be on how the aerosol wavelength-dependent refractive index and aerosol profile affect the quantification of aerosol absorption.