Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2024

Validation of MUSES NH3 observations from AIRS and CrIS against aircraft measurements from DISCOVER-AQ and a surface network in the Magic Valley

Karen E. Cady-Pereira, Xuehui Guo, Rui Wang, April B. Leytem, Chase Calkins, Elizabeth Berry, Kang Sun, Markus Müller, Armin Wisthaler, Vivienne H. Payne, Mark W. Shephard, Mark A. Zondlo, and Valentin Kantchev


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-336', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Karen Cady-Pereira, 27 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Karen Cady-Pereira, 02 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-336', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 May 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Karen Cady-Pereira, 02 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Karen Cady-Pereira on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Aug 2023) by Kimberly Strong
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Aug 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Oct 2023) by Kimberly Strong
AR by Karen Cady-Pereira on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Karen Cady-Pereira on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (22 Dec 2023) by Kimberly Strong
Short summary
Ammonia is a significant precursor of PM2.5 particles and thus contributes to poor air quality in many regions. Furthermore, ammonia concentrations are rising due to the increase of large-scale, intensive agricultural activities. Here we evaluate satellite measurements of ammonia against aircraft and surface network data, and show that there are differences in magnitude, but the satellite data are spatially and temporally well correlated with the in situ data.