Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 385–398, 2015

Special issue: GOME-2: calibration, algorithms, data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 385–398, 2015

Research article 22 Jan 2015

Research article | 22 Jan 2015

Tropospheric ozone and ozone profiles retrieved from GOME-2 and their validation

G. M. Miles et al.

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This work provides a description and validation of significantly updated algorithm for the retrieval of atmospheric ozone profiles, with a focus on the sensitivity to ozone in the lower troposphere. The satellite-derived ozone profiles are validated against ozonesondes globally, and achieves an average bias of 6% in the lower troposphere. The global distribution is also compared to the ozone distribution from a chemistry transport model, with an average agreement of less than 2 Dobson units.