Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1315–1335, 2020

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1315–1335, 2020

Research article 23 Mar 2020

Research article | 23 Mar 2020

S5P TROPOMI NO2 slant column retrieval: method, stability, uncertainties and comparisons with OMI

Jos van Geffen et al.


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Short summary
The Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) provides atmospheric trace gase and cloud and aerosol property measurements at unprecedented spatial resolution. This study focusses on the TROPOMI NO2 slant column density (SCD) retrieval: the retrieval method used, the stability of and uncertainties in the SCDs, and a comparison with Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) NO2 SCDs. TROPOMI shows a superior performance compared to OMI/QA4ECV and operates as anticipated from instrument specifications.