Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6439–6479, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6439-2018

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6439–6479, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6439-2018

Research article 04 Dec 2018

Research article | 04 Dec 2018

Pre-launch calibration results of the TROPOMI payload on-board the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite

Quintus Kleipool et al.

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AR by Quintus Kleipool on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Sep 2018) by Jhoon Kim
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Oct 2018) by Jhoon Kim
AR by Quintus Kleipool on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Nov 2018) by Jhoon Kim
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Short summary
This paper reports on the pre-launch calibration of the TROPOMI instrument on board ESA's Sentinel 5P satellite. This calibration is needed to convert the raw instrument digital data to physical quantities like Earth radiance and Sun irradiance. From these quantities atmospheric properties can be derived. The paper shows that the chosen approach to calibration and analysis was successful and that the achieved accuracy makes high-quality observations of the Earth's atmosphere feasible.