Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
25 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2019

Minimizing aerosol effects on the OMI tropospheric NO2 retrieval – An improved use of the 477 nm O2 − O2 band and an estimation of the aerosol correction uncertainty

Julien Chimot, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Johan F. de Haan, Piet Stammes, and Pieternel F. Levelt

Data sets

PyBrain Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Switzerland, and the Technical Universitaet Muenchen


Short summary
The reference OMI tropospheric NO2 product was reprocessed by new aerosol correction parameters retrieved from the 477 nm O2–O2 band over eastern China and South America for 2 years. These new parameters are from different and separate algorithms, allowing improved use of the 477 nm O2–O2 band. All the tested approaches improve the aerosol correction in the OMI tropospheric NO2 product. We demonstrate the possibility of applying an explicit aerosol correction based on the 477 nm O2–O2 band.