Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Research article
19 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2019

A geometry-dependent surface Lambertian-equivalent reflectivity product for UV–Vis retrievals – Part 2: Evaluation over open ocean

Zachary Fasnacht, Alexander Vasilkov, David Haffner, Wenhan Qin, Joanna Joiner, Nickolay Krotkov, Andrew M. Sayer, and Robert Spurr


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AR by Zachary Fasnacht on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Oct 2019) by Jun Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish as is (10 Nov 2019) by Jun Wang
Short summary
The anisotropy of Earth's surface reflection plays an important role in satellite-based retrievals of cloud, aerosol, and trace gases. Most current ultraviolet and visible satellite retrievals utilize climatological surface reflectivity databases that do not account for surface anisotropy. The GLER concept was introduced to account for such features. Here we evaluate GLER for water surfaces by comparing with OMI measurements and show that it captures these surface anisotropy features.