Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Research article
19 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2019

A geometry-dependent surface Lambertian-equivalent reflectivity product for UV–Vis retrievals – Part 1: Evaluation over land surfaces using measurements from OMI at 466 nm

Wenhan Qin, Zachary Fasnacht, David Haffner, Alexander Vasilkov, Joanna Joiner, Nickolay Krotkov, Bradford Fisher, and Robert Spurr


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AR by Wenhan Qin on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2019) by Mark Weber
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (03 Jun 2019) by Mark Weber
Short summary
Satellite observations depend on Sun and view angles due to anisotropy of the Earth's atmosphere and surface reflection. But most of the ultraviolet and visible cloud, aerosol, and trace-gas algorithms utilize surface reflectivity databases that do not account for surface anisotropy. We create a surface database using the GLER concept which adequately accounts for surface anisotropy, validate it with independent satellite data, and provide a simple implementation to the current algorithms.