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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5593–5612, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5593-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5593–5612, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5593-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 23 Oct 2019

Research article | 23 Oct 2019

Underestimation of column NO2 amounts from the OMI satellite compared to diurnally varying ground-based retrievals from multiple PANDORA spectrometer instruments

Jay Herman et al.

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Total column NO2 (TCNO2) from the Ozone Measuring Instrument (OMI) is compared for 14 sites with ground-based PANDORA spectrometer instruments making direct-sun measurements. These sites have high TCNO2, causing significant air quality problems that can affect human health. OMI almost always underestimates the amount of TCNO2 by 50 to 100 %. OMI's large field of view (FOV) is the most likely factor when comparing OMI TCNO2 to retrievals with PANDORA. OMI misses higher afternoon values of TCNO2.
Total column NO2 (TCNO2) from the Ozone Measuring Instrument (OMI) is compared for 14 sites with...
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