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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4947–4957, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4947-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4947–4957, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4947-2021

Research article 15 Jul 2021

Research article | 15 Jul 2021

Rethinking the correction for absorbing aerosols in the OMI- and TROPOMI-like surface UV algorithms

Antti Arola et al.

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Methods to estimate surface UV radiation from satellite measurements offer the only means to obtain global coverage, and the development of satellite-based UV algorithms has been ongoing since the early 1990s. One of the main challenges in this development has been how to account for the overall effect of absorption by atmospheric aerosols. One such method was suggested roughly a decade ago, and in this study we propose further improvements for this kind of approach.