Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Research article
05 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 05 Oct 2015

Development and characterisation of a state-of-the-art GOME-2 formaldehyde air-mass factor algorithm

W. Hewson, M. P. Barkley, G. Gonzalez Abad, H. Bösch, T. Kurosu, R. Spurr, and L. G. Tilstra


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This work presents the air mass factor (AMF) algorithm in use at the University of Leicester, which introduces scene-specific variables into a per-observation full radiative transfer AMF calculation, including increasing spatial resolution of key environmental parameter databases, input variable area weighting, instrument-specific scattering weight calculation, and inclusion of an ozone vertical profile climatology.