Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6501–6519, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6501-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6501–6519, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6501-2020

Research article 04 Dec 2020

Research article | 04 Dec 2020

Comparison of formaldehyde tropospheric columns in Australia and New Zealand using MAX-DOAS, FTIR and TROPOMI

Robert G. Ryan et al.

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Models have identified Australasia as a formaldehyde (HCHO) hotspot from vegetation sources, but few measurement studies exist to verify this. We compare, and find good agreement between, HCHO measurements using three – two ground-based and one satellite-based – different spectroscopic techniques in Australia and New Zealand. This gives confidence in using satellite observations to study HCHO and associated air chemistry and pollution problems in this under-studied part of the world.