Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
15 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2023

Evaluating the effects of columnar NO2 on the accuracy of aerosol optical properties retrievals

Theano Drosoglou, Ioannis-Panagiotis Raptis, Massimo Valeri, Stefano Casadio, Francesca Barnaba, Marcos Herreras-Giralda, Anton Lopatin, Oleg Dubovik, Gabriele Brizzi, Fabrizio Niro, Monica Campanelli, and Stelios Kazadzis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-319', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-319', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jan 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2022-319', Anonymous Referee #3, 13 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Theano Drosoglou on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2023) by Omar Torres
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (08 May 2023) by Omar Torres
AR by Theano Drosoglou on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Aerosol optical properties derived from sun photometers depend on the optical depth of trace gases absorbing solar radiation at specific spectral ranges. Various networks use satellite-based climatologies to account for this or neglect their effect. In this work, we evaluate the effect of NO2 absorption in aerosol retrievals from AERONET and SKYNET over two stations in Rome, Italy, with relatively high NO2 spatiotemporal variations, using NO2 data from the Pandora network and the TROPOMI sensor.