Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4169–4193, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4169-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4169–4193, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4169-2020

Research article 07 Aug 2020

Research article | 07 Aug 2020

Total column water vapor retrieval for Global Ozone Monitoring Experience-2 (GOME-2) visible blue observations

Ka Lok Chan et al.

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The paper presents a new water vapor retrieval algorithm in the blue spectral band for the Global Ozone Monitoring Experience-2 (GOME-2) satellite instruments. The new retrieval features a dynamic a priori optimization module, which makes it less dependent on input from chemistry transport models and better suited for climate studies. As the blue band wavelength is available to various satellites, retrieving water vapor in the blue band potentially extends the water vapor climate record.