Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4247–4259, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4247-2020

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4247–4259, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4247-2020

Research article 13 Aug 2020

Research article | 13 Aug 2020

A new TROPOMI product for tropospheric NO2 columns over East Asia with explicit aerosol corrections

Mengyao Liu et al.

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Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO + NO2) are important air pollutants in the troposphere and play crucial roles in the formation of ozone and particulate matter. The recently launched TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) provides an opportunity to retrieve tropospheric concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at an unprecedented high horizontal resolution. This work presents a new NO2 retrieval product over East Asia and further quantifies key factors affecting the retrieval, including aerosol.