Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
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05 Apr 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 05 Apr 2022

Enhancing MAX-DOAS atmospheric state retrievals by multispectral polarimetry – studies using synthetic data

Jan-Lukas Tirpitz, Udo Frieß, Robert Spurr, and Ulrich Platt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-274', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Jan-Lukas Tirpitz, 04 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-274', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1 and RC2', Jan-Lukas Tirpitz, 04 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jan-Lukas Tirpitz on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jan 2022) by Michel Van Roozendael
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (23 Feb 2022) by Michel Van Roozendael
Short summary
MAX-DOAS is a widely used measurement technique for the remote detection of atmospheric aerosol and trace gases. It relies on the analysis of ultra-violet and visible radiation spectra of skylight. To date, information contained in the skylight's polarisation state has not been utilised. On the basis of synthetic data, we carried out sensitivity analyses to assess the potential of polarimetry for MAX-DOAS applications.