Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2155–2181, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2155–2181, 2019

Research article 10 Apr 2019

Research article | 10 Apr 2019

Intercomparison of MAX-DOAS vertical profile retrieval algorithms: studies using synthetic data

Udo Frieß et al.


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Short summary
Multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) is a widely used measurement technique for the detection of a variety of atmospheric trace gases. It enables the retrieval of aerosol and trace gas vertical profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer using appropriate retrieval algorithms. In this study, the ability of eight profile retrieval algorithms to reconstruct vertical profiles is assessed on the basis of synthetic measurements.