Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Research article
15 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 15 Oct 2020

Satellite validation strategy assessments based on the AROMAT campaigns

Alexis Merlaud, Livio Belegante, Daniel-Eduard Constantin, Mirjam Den Hoed, Andreas Carlos Meier, Marc Allaart, Magdalena Ardelean, Maxim Arseni, Tim Bösch, Hugues Brenot, Andreea Calcan, Emmanuel Dekemper, Sebastian Donner, Steffen Dörner, Mariana Carmelia Balanica Dragomir, Lucian Georgescu, Anca Nemuc, Doina Nicolae, Gaia Pinardi, Andreas Richter, Adrian Rosu, Thomas Ruhtz, Anja Schönhardt, Dirk Schuettemeyer, Reza Shaiganfar, Kerstin Stebel, Frederik Tack, Sorin Nicolae Vâjâiac, Jeni Vasilescu, Jurgen Vanhamel, Thomas Wagner, and Michel Van Roozendael


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AR by Alexis Merlaud on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2020) by Folkert Boersma
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Jun 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jun 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2020) by Folkert Boersma
AR by Alexis Merlaud on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2020) by Folkert Boersma
AR by Alexis Merlaud on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2020)
Short summary
The AROMAT campaigns took place in Romania in 2014 and 2015. They aimed to test airborne observation systems dedicated to air quality studies and to verify the concept of such campaigns in support of the validation of space-borne atmospheric missions. We show that airborne measurements of NO2 can be valuable for the validation of air quality satellites. For H2CO and SO2, the validation should involve ground-based measurement systems at key locations that the AROMAT measurements help identify.