Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
02 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 02 Jan 2019

Improved aerosol correction for OMI tropospheric NO2 retrieval over East Asia: constraint from CALIOP aerosol vertical profile

Mengyao Liu, Jintai Lin, K. Folkert Boersma, Gaia Pinardi, Yang Wang, Julien Chimot, Thomas Wagner, Pinhua Xie, Henk Eskes, Michel Van Roozendael, François Hendrick, Pucai Wang, Ting Wang, Yingying Yan, Lulu Chen, and Ruijing Ni


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AR by Mengyao Liu on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2018)
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2018) by Diego Loyola
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Aug 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Sep 2018) by Diego Loyola
AR by Mengyao Liu on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2018)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2018) by Diego Loyola
AR by Mengyao Liu on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
China has become the world’s largest emitter of NOx, which mainly comes from vehicle exhaust, power plants, etc. However, there are no official ground-based measurements before 2013, so satellites have been widely used to monitor and analyze NOx pollution here. Aerosol is the key factor influencing the accuracy of the satellite NOx product. Our study provides a more accurate way to account for aerosol's influence compared to current widely used products.