Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7929–7957, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7929–7957, 2021

Research article 21 Dec 2021

Research article | 21 Dec 2021

Biomass burning nitrogen dioxide emissions derived from space with TROPOMI: methodology and validation

Debora Griffin et al.

Data sets

Sentinel-5P TROPOMI Tropospheric NO2 1-Orbit L2 7km×3.5km Copernicus Sentinel-5P

Sentinel-5P TROPOMI Aerosol Layer Height 1-Orbit L2 7km×3.5km Copernicus Sentinel-5P


WE-CAN: Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol, Absorption and Nitrogen NCAR/EOL

NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Aerosol Optical Depth and Aerosol Particle Size Distribution Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE Shobha Kondragunta, Istavan Laszlo, Liqun Ma, and JPSS Program Office

ERA5 hourly data on pressure levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut

Short summary
Satellite-derived NOx emissions from biomass burning are estimated with TROPOMI observations. Two common emission estimation methods are applied, and sensitivity tests with model output were performed to determine the accuracy of these methods. The effect of smoke aerosols on TROPOMI NO2 columns is estimated and compared to aircraft observations from four different aircraft campaigns measuring biomass burning plumes in 2018 and 2019 in North America.