Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1129–1155, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1129-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1129–1155, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1129-2020

Research article 09 Mar 2020

Research article | 09 Mar 2020

Validation of MAX-DOAS retrievals of aerosol extinction, SO2, and NO2 through comparison with lidar, sun photometer, active DOAS, and aircraft measurements in the Athabasca oil sands region

Zoë Y. W. Davis et al.

Data sets

Pollutant Transformation, Summer 2013 Ground-based Intensive Multi Parameters – Fort McKay, Oil Sands Region ECCC Data http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/air/monitor/ambient-air-quality-oil-sands-region/pollutant-transformation-summer-2013-ground-based-intensive-multi-parameters-fort-mckay-oil-sands-region/?lang=en

Pollutant Transformation, Summer 2013 Aircraft Intensive Multi Parameters, Oil Sands Region ECCC Data https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/0bd78f8f-c4da-49c3-9bfd-751e6f300567

Pollutant Transformation, Ground-based Pollutant Monitoring Multi Parameters – Validated Data – Fort McKay, Oil Sands Region ECCC Data http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/air/monitor/ambient-air-quality-oil-sands-region/pollutant-transformation-ground-based-pollutant-monitoring-multi-parameters-validated-data-fort-mckay-oil-sands-region/?lang=en

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Here, we evaluate a ground-based remote sensing method (MAX-DOAS) for measuring total pollutant loading and vertical profiles of pollution in the lower atmosphere by comparing our method to a variety of other measurement methods (lidar, sunphotometer, active DOAS, and aircraft measurements). Measurements were made in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region in Alberta, Canada. The complex dataset provided a rare opportunity to evaluate the performance of MAX-DOAS under varying atmospheric conditions.