Articles | Volume 15, issue 15
Research article
04 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 04 Aug 2022

Polarization performance simulation for the GeoXO atmospheric composition instrument: NO2 retrieval impacts

Aaron Pearlman, Monica Cook, Boryana Efremova, Francis Padula, Lok Lamsal, Joel McCorkel, and Joanna Joiner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-207', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-207', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Aaron Pearlman, 08 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Aaron Pearlman, 20 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Aaron Pearlman on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2022) by Diego Loyola
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Jul 2022) by Diego Loyola
AR by Aaron Pearlman on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
NOAA’s Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) constellation is planned to consist of an atmospheric composition instrument (ACX) to support air quality forecasting and monitoring. As design trade-offs are being studied, we investigated one parameter, the polarization sensitivity, which has yet to be fully documented for NO2 retrievals. Our simulation study explores these impacts to inform the ACX’s development and better understand polarization’s role in trace gas retrievals.