Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1427-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1427-2020
Research article
 | 
30 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2020

The 2018 fire season in North America as seen by TROPOMI: aerosol layer height intercomparisons and evaluation of model-derived plume heights

Debora Griffin, Christopher Sioris, Jack Chen, Nolan Dickson, Andrew Kovachik, Martin de Graaf, Swadhin Nanda, Pepijn Veefkind, Enrico Dammers, Chris A. McLinden, Paul Makar, and Ayodeji Akingunola

Related authors

Version 1 NOAA-20/OMPS Nadir Mapper Total Column SO2 Product: Continuation of NASA Long-term Global Data Record
Can Li, Nickolay A. Krotkov, Joanna Joiner, Vitali Fioletov, Chris McLinden, Debora Griffin, Peter J. T. Leonard, Simon Carn, Colin Seftor, and Alexander Vasilkov
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2024-168,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2024-168, 2024
Preprint under review for ESSD
Short summary
The Global Forest Fire Emissions Prediction System version 1.0
Kerry Anderson, Jack Chen, Peter Englefield, Debora Griffin, Paul Makar, and Dan Thompson
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-31,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2024-31, 2024
Revised manuscript under review for GMD
Short summary
The differences between remote sensing and in situ air pollutants measurements over the Canadian Oil Sands
Xiaoyi Zhao, Vitali Fioletov, Debora Griffin, Chris McLinden, Ralf Staebler, Cristian Mihele, Kevin Strawbridge, Jonathan Davies, Ihab Abboud, Sum Chi Lee, Alexander Cede, Martin Tiefengraber, and Robert Swap
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2024-27,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2024-27, 2024
Preprint under review for AMT
Short summary
Spherical air mass factors in one and two dimensions with SASKTRAN 1.6.0
Lukas Fehr, Chris McLinden, Debora Griffin, Daniel Zawada, Doug Degenstein, and Adam Bourassa
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 7491–7507, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-7491-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-7491-2023, 2023
Short summary
Estimation of anthropogenic and volcanic SO2 emissions from satellite data in the presence of snow/ice on the ground
Vitali E. Fioletov, Chris A. McLinden, Debora Griffin, Nickolay A. Krotkov, Can Li, Joanna Joiner, Nicolas Theys, and Simon Carn
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 5575–5592, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5575-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5575-2023, 2023
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Validation and Intercomparisons
An empirical characterization of the aerosol Ångström exponent interpolation bias using SAGE III/ISS data
Robert P. Damadeo, Viktoria F. Sofieva, Alexei Rozanov, and Larry W. Thomason
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 3669–3678, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-3669-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-3669-2024, 2024
Short summary
Retrievals of aerosol optical depth over the western North Atlantic Ocean during ACTIVATE
Leong Wai Siu, Joseph S. Schlosser, David Painemal, Brian Cairns, Marta A. Fenn, Richard A. Ferrare, Johnathan W. Hair, Chris A. Hostetler, Longlei Li, Mary M. Kleb, Amy Jo Scarino, Taylor J. Shingler, Armin Sorooshian, Snorre A. Stamnes, and Xubin Zeng
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2739–2759, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-2739-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-2739-2024, 2024
Short summary
Characterization of dust aerosols from ALADIN and CALIOP measurements
Rui Song, Adam Povey, and Roy G. Grainger
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2521–2538, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-2521-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-2521-2024, 2024
Short summary
Lidar depolarization characterization using a reference system
Alkistis Papetta, Franco Marenco, Maria Kezoudi, Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri, Argyro Nisantzi, Holger Baars, Ioana Elisabeta Popovici, Philippe Goloub, Stéphane Victori, and Jean Sciare
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 1721–1738, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-1721-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-1721-2024, 2024
Short summary
Improved Mean Field Estimates of GEMS AOD L3 Product: Using Spatio-temporal Variability
Sooyon Kim, Yeseul Cho, Hanjeong Ki, Seyoung Park, Dagun Oh, Seungjun Lee, Yeonghye Cho, Jhoon Kim, Wonjin Lee, Jaewoo Park, Ick Hoon Jin, and Sangwook Kang
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-604,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-604, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Adams, C., McLinden, C. A., Shephard, M. W., Dickson, N., Dammers, E., Chen, J., Makar, P., Cady-Pereira, K. E., Tam, N., Kharol, S. K., Lamsal, L. N., and Krotkov, N. A.: Satellite-derived emissions of carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nitrogen dioxide from the 2016 Horse River wildfire in the Fort McMurray area, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2577–2599, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2577-2019, 2019. a
Akagi, S. K., Yokelson, R. J., Wiedinmyer, C., Alvarado, M. J., Reid, J. S., Karl, T., Crounse, J. D., and Wennberg, P. O.: Emission factors for open and domestic biomass burning for use in atmospheric models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4039–4072, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-4039-2011, 2011. a
Andreae, M. O.: Emission of trace gases and aerosols from biomass burning – an updated assessment, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8523–8546, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8523-2019, 2019. a
Anenberg, S. C., Henze, D. K., Tinney, V., Kinney, P. L., Raich, W., Fann, N., Malley, C. S., Roman, H., Lamsal, L., Duncan, B., Martin, R. V., van Donkelaar, A., Brauer, M., Doherty, R., Jonson, J. E., Davila, Y., Sudo, K., and Kuylenstierna, J. C.: Estimates of the global burden of ambient PM2.5, Ozone, and NO2 on asthma incidence and emergency room visits, Environ. Health Persp., 126, 107004, https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP3766, 2018. a
Berk, A.: Voigt equivalent widths and spectral-bin single-line transmittances: Exact expansions and the MODTRAN5 implementation, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Ra., 118, 102–120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.11.026, 2013. a
Download
Short summary
This study looks into validating the aerosol layer height product from the recently launched TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) for forest fire plume through comparisons with two other satellite products, and interpreting differences due to the individual measurement techniques. These satellite observations are compared to predicted plume heights from Environment and Climate Change's air quality forecast model.