Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3043-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3043-2020
Research article
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10 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 10 Jun 2020

A first comparison of TROPOMI aerosol layer height (ALH) to CALIOP data

Swadhin Nanda, Martin de Graaf, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Maarten Sneep, Mark ter Linden, Jiyunting Sun, and Pieternel F. Levelt

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This paper presents a first validation of the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) aerosol layer height (ALH) product, which is an estimate of the height of an aerosol layer using a spectrometer on board ESA's Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite mission. Comparison between the TROPOMI ALH product and co-located aerosol extinction heights from the CALIOP instrument on board NASA's CALIPSO mission show good agreement for selected cases over the ocean and large differences over land.