Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
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, Antje Ludewig, Ljubiša Babić, Rolf Bartstra, Remco Braak, Werner Dierssen, Pieter-Jan Dewitte, Pepijn Kenter, Robin Landzaat, Jonatan Leloux, Erwin Loots, Peter Meijering, Emiel van der Plas, Nico Rozemeijer, Dinand Schepers, Daniel Schiavini, Joost Smeets, Giuseppe Vacanti, Frank Vonk, and Pepijn Veefkind


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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
AR by Quintus Kleipool on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2018)
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.