Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1015–1036, 2021

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric Limb measurements: Instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1015–1036, 2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

OMPS LP Version 2.0 multi-wavelength aerosol extinction coefficient retrieval algorithm

Ghassan Taha et al.

Data sets

OMPS-NPP L2 LP Aerosol Extinction Vertical Profile swath daily 3slit V2 G. Taha

SAGE III/ISS L2 Solar Event Species Profiles (HDF-EOS) V051 NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles Standard V1-00 NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC


Short summary
This work describes the newly released OMPS LP aerosol extinction profile multi-wavelength Version 2.0 algorithm and dataset. It is shown that the V2.0 aerosols exhibit significant improvements in OMPS LP retrieval performance in the Southern Hemisphere and at lower altitudes. The new product is compared to the SAGE III/ISS, OSIRIS and CALIPSO missions and shown to be of good quality and suitable for scientific studies.