Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
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, Dmitry S. Efremenko, Diego G. Loyola, Robert Spurr, and Lieven Clarisse


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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
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.