Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5503–5517, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5503-2019

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5503–5517, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5503-2019

Research article 18 Oct 2019

Research article | 18 Oct 2019

Sulfur dioxide layer height retrieval from Sentinel-5 Precursor/TROPOMI using FP_ILM

Pascal Hedelt et al.

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AR by Pascal Hedelt on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jul 2019) by Ilse Aben
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Sep 2019) by Ilse Aben
AR by Pascal Hedelt on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted during volcanic eruptions poses not only a major threat to local populations, air quality, and aviation but also has an impact on the climate. The satellite-based detection of the SO2 plume is easy; however, it requires exact knowledge of the SO2 layer height. This paper presents a new method for the extremely fast and accurate determination of the layer height, which is essential in volcanic plume forecasts and the exact determination of the SO2 density.